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by Canadianjetpilot
Thu May 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 79930

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Is it true that Swoop pilots are being told they will slot into the WJ seniority list based on position? Not DOH-based... position based. FOs given a seniority number equal to the bottom of WJ FO list, and Captains given a seniority number equal to the bottom of the WJ Captain list? False. Currentl...
by Canadianjetpilot
Thu May 31, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 14305

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

YOS - asking for industry standard Crew Rest and Duty - asking for international standard ( as used voluntarily by other Canadian airlines as opposed to Canada's current archaic regs) Trip Rigs - asking for industry standard Payscales - that meet the same established scales by airlines with similar ...
by Canadianjetpilot
Thu May 31, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 79930

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

...and the top three items for a vast majority were YOS, Trip/Duty and Swoop. So that alone is batting a 1000.
by Canadianjetpilot
Thu May 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 79930

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

scope has yet to be settled along with most of the other big important things :rolleyes: Benefits Deadhead / Crew Rest Hours of Service OCD Pay & Compensation Pension Reduced Block Program Reserve Scheduling Rules Scope Workplace Injury The arbitration process will decide the wages and working cond...
by Canadianjetpilot
Fri May 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support
Replies: 66
Views: 17213

Re: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support

Was Weedpro2000 out picketing? Inquiring minds want to know. :) He wasn't. I read the CEO's direction not to inflame the situation, and thought, he's probably right. Maybe you can start by wearing your pink collar shirt to work John. Was that to support the Swoop pilots or anti bullying? Looks like...
by Canadianjetpilot
Thu May 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Flair won't fly our passengers.
Replies: 7
Views: 4191

Re: Flair won't fly our passengers.

Another interesting Flair note...they've been consolidating flights due to low loads.

So curious to see how the expanded routes network will play out.
by Canadianjetpilot
Thu May 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 31763

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

Not sure why at every airline I have worked at, Pilots think they are all at the top of turd island and should always get top dollar and be looked at as the highest level as of everyone in the company. Tough sh!t. Put your head down and do your job. You don’t like it, Go else where. You want to tur...
by Canadianjetpilot
Thu May 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Vote results.
Replies: 80
Views: 22348

Re: Vote results.

It's a bit sad to see the chest-thumping - no one "wins" a strike vote. just another firm step down a well-trodden road. Enjoy your picketing. I know AC will! :mrgreen: If you believe what you just said then you clearly don't truly understand the significance of this vote. In many ways it's not eve...
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue May 08, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support
Replies: 66
Views: 17213

Re: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support

Apparently the 787 will be revealed tomorrow...good timing with the pilot picket tomorrow as well. Good timing? It's a great way to build resentment against the pilot group sure. That feeling is growing outside of the FA and pilot ranks. Take that to the bank. Leaders in the company? Not anymore. N...
by Canadianjetpilot
Sat May 05, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support
Replies: 66
Views: 17213

Re: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support

Update to polling now showing a slight bump up to 94%.

Clearly showing the solidarity within the WJ pilot group and certainly a clear message for the executives.
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue May 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support
Replies: 66
Views: 17213

Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support

Recent Exit Polls Showing over 93% support by Westjet pilots for the strike mandate.

This is indeed a very high level of support and resolve by the pilot group.

It will be interesting to see if it changes WJA approach to the negotiations.
by Canadianjetpilot
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

Hi Guys I'll get the latest facts on the agreement etc and post them when I have a chance. They are definitely moving ahead on that. I do know that both Westjet courses in May will have 50% flow from Encore (8 pilots coming over). Too far out for July to know yet, but it looks good. As for attritio...
by Canadianjetpilot
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

KK7, So we agree on many things it seems: -It is all work in progress. Except that it didn’t/doesn’t have to be. They could have done it proper from the get go but chose not to. -There was a ‘retention’ proposal (lets call it) that is no longer in play. The reasonable inference here is that it is no...
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

Krimson wrote:What are guys typically getting in per diems per month?
$2.98/hr
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

"I have a hard time seeing Encore forcing you to work 24 days. I can see it being optional, and in lieu getting 4 additional days off in your consecutive month if you did end up accepting those additional days." If you thought you were getting 4 days of OT you may have worked those as well. "Or no....
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

I think you're incorrect as to how overtime works. If your contract says Max 20 days a month of flying and you fly 21 then you just worked on a day off and get overtime rate for 1 day. The other possibility is you work like a rented mule in 19 scheduled days and do 100hrs then you get 90 at regular...
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

"I have a hard time seeing Encore forcing you to work 24 days. I can see it being optional, and in lieu getting 4 additional days off in your consecutive month if you did end up accepting those additional days." If you thought you were getting 4 days of OT you may have worked those as well. "Or no....
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

I'll give you a specific example: Encore hired pilots to work 70hrs min guarantee and up to 20 days. Now, we've all seen this before right? Anything over and above these items together or separate and you're into OT right? Wrong. Some worked 21, 22, 23 ,24 days but only blocked less than 70hrs. Gues...
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

You don't take a job on the "hopes" it will someday pay a wage you can accept. You either accept it at the time of offer or you don't. Simple. End of. Let the laws of supply and demand do the rest. You evaluate the total package which varies for each individual, consisting of pay, benefits, opportu...
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

...Just have faith in the same folk that came from team teal to run Encore. They want you to be happy. They're certainly not dreaming up new ways of screwing over the Encore pilots... -More correctly they want you to THINK you will be happy when you get there. -Fact is, in their arrogance, WJA mana...
by Canadianjetpilot
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

Another sad turn of events for Encore. As some may or may not know there was a verbal, quasi-agreement in play to improve work conditions at Encore, oft referred to as the 'Retention' program, but due to recent layoffs at other companies the pool at Encore has seen an upswing of qualified candidates...
by Canadianjetpilot
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 242
Views: 73552

Re: Canada Jetlines

Jetlines’ Response to Capital Pool Company Allegations http://www.jetlines.ca/2015/03/16/jetlines-response-to-capital-pool-company-allegations/ March 16, 2015 Although it has not yet been served with any legal process, Jetlines wishes to advise that it is aware of a Petition against Jetlines in the...
by Canadianjetpilot
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

I also don't think holding up a poster telling people not to join your (or a subsidy of your) company a positive step forward. Unstaffed planes, pilots quitting do not benefit westjet or westjet encore. I'm curious to know if all these 10yr+ wj employees who voted for encore and now have these conc...
by Canadianjetpilot
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26432

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

Good on WJ for the one list. However the new hire 737 FO is making more money faster, than the Encore guy. Either way, IF, the 737 fleet sees little growth, than it's just the retirements that spur upgrades. That could equal a very long wait. Recent hires were told 12-15 years to upgrade. That comb...

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