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by Mr. North
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EI for Airline Workers
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: EI for Airline Workers

None of us want to be on EI but few people take full advantage of the subsidies they offer for additional training. Can't recall the exact ratio but they paid 70-80% of my multi-IFR back in the day. Another friend of mine became an electrician and they funded his whole tuition. If I find myself back...
by Mr. North
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 61
Views: 11072

Re: Morningstar

I got an email a week or so ago saying the C208 position in YWG was "no longer being offered".
by Mr. North
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?
Replies: 42
Views: 8818

Re: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?

YES! They most certainly did! Nothing like junior members getting the shaft while their union leaders enrich themselves! Unbelievable really!! YUL base rep listing for overtime while furlough calls went out to another 140!! NO paid benefits on furlough! NO say in surveys dictating YOUR future! Excus...
by Mr. North
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31871

Re: Recession incoming

You are correct about inflation. A decade plus of low interest rates has allowed inflation to run unchecked. Wages have not kept pace and the housing market along with the general cost of living continues to increase. The most effective means to bring inflation under control is to raise interest rat...
by Mr. North
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 36860

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

If they company lifted the 6% Per year early retirement penalty they could quickly and cheaply get at least 100 expensive guys off the property, Thread hijack alert! This "early retirement penalty" is misleading. There is nothing stopping people from retiring early and collecting a pension that ref...
by Mr. North
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 15692

Re: Air Canada Pay

Raises for senior pilots become harder to achieve as disparity grows with the junior pilots. In negotiations the company will always compare pay to the lowest common denominator. Therefore it becomes increasingly harder to substantiate a raise for the $200+/year pilot when guys coming in off the str...
by Mr. North
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 57305

Re: One List

Cloak, plenty of people in this thread and in others have proven you wrong time and again. Yet you continue along in some weird alternate reality of distorted facts and half truths. I don't really care personally but others with less understanding should know your posts are complete BS.
by Mr. North
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2019/a19c0053/a19c0053.html Pilots should consider their abilities, experience, and the aircraft's capabilities when planning and conducting flights, especially when gusty surface winds and moderate turbulence are forecast along the route of flight...
by Mr. North
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31871

Re: Recession incoming

The weakness of western democracies could not be more evident than this election. No substance or fresh ideas. Nothing but manufactured politically correct bullshit. A polarising mainstream media bereft of any real journalism, driven by clicks and sensationalism. But who cares when no one reads beyo...
by Mr. North
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 57305

Re: One List

This thread is chalk FULL of misinformation and people trying to rewrite history. I'm not going to pick through all the BS and correct everything (I thank JBI for that) but I will say I am absolutely disgusted with how everything surrounding the one list played out although I can't say I'm all that ...
by Mr. North
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 449624

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I highly doubt Transat will have any effect on hiring for some time. If I had to take an educated guess from the comfort of my Chesterfield I would suggest AC's training capacity is the limiting factor. The biggest bid in decades closed last month which saw a ton of people move around. So courses an...
by Mr. North
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 6422

Re: Pension

Not everyone wants to be put on the DB. I personally prefer the security and independence of CWIP. It keeps the company from using the pension as a bargaining chip. And for many of the young pilots joining I'd argue they will make more with CWIP.
by Mr. North
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 4112

Re: Who will represent us?

You guys who think DOH is not an option are out to lunch....it is very much an option.......there will be fences, most likely grouped in with Rouge for several years before being allowed to move mainline.... but still integrated into same pilot list, and most likely DOH. Also all TS crew or at leas...
by Mr. North
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 449624

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Equipment assignments are usually done within the last couple days of the PIT course (which is 2 weeks long). So the Sept. 9th class won't know what they've been assigned until Sept. 18-20.
by Mr. North
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 6024

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

BA just took away the pilot's employee flight benefits for the next 3 years. That would seriously suck if you are a commuter. If they want them back they'll have to negotiate it along with their salary demands. I'm not sure what the commuter ratio is for BA (I suspect it's large) but for the two ma...
by Mr. North
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: MPIC time or move on? What's next?
Replies: 12
Views: 3367

Re: MPIC time or move on? What's next?

If AC is your main objective and time is of the essence, go to Jazz and get it over with. However it's worth noting that a large swath of Canadian aviation is being bypassed by people on the direct-to-AC. Excellent jobs across the country that used to be highly sought-after are going to whoever walk...
by Mr. North
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake

Anyone know anything else about this incident? I was informed today that it was a prominent Red Lake businessman and new owner of Viking Outposts.
by Mr. North
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 63
Views: 11098

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

Let's broaden our perspectives here for a moment and consider what's actually happening. We're less than a year into legalisation and TC has gone from zero tolerance (medical revoked & licence suspended), to 28 days. That's a remarkable change of stance. I find it interesting to watch TC (among othe...
by Mr. North
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 44321

Re: One list

"This was one of the main reasons for creating it separate." What world do you live in? The reason they made Encore seperate was to reset labour costs! Not for some hypothetical merger ten years after the fact. You give the c-suite far too much credit. They have been hanging on by the seat of their ...

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