From what I understand, a Jazz guy will be able to receive a seniority # but hold off on making the move from Jazz to AC for up to two years, How is that "no new hire with a seniority # will be affected?"
The new guy who comes right away ends up working the worst schedule the first two years, only to have the Jazz guy come over after two years and go ahead? That to me is a new hire being affected.
Also, this private business dealings is every pilot in Canada's business, Jazz guys are trying to lock up the next 500 jobs at one of the highest paying companies in the country, and a lot of Canadian pilots goal is to become a AC pilot. So yeah , this "private business dealing" is everyone business.
A new hire will be told what their seniorty number is prior to being hired.....take it or not, as it matters little to anyone.
However, (for what my opinion is worth)......let me put it this way......don't count on it.
There are serious rumblings at ACPA already about the "seniority reservation" system. It will likely be subject to grievance....a grievance that most ACPA members will likely support. If your not on the property, beware....especially if ACPA doesn't specifically approve a LOU recognizing the reserved number program.
I'm not saying anything.......but if I were a Jazz guy or gal......get on the property with a number. Don't hold out in hope a number will be waiting. We have a tendancy to want to protect those already on the property.
FWIW, if the "seniority reservation program" is ACPA approved, everything will settle out for an "off the street" new hire within 2 years of arriving on the property. They will be told by the interviewers how this will affect them. They can then accept, or turn down the employment offer. This will mean a possibly poor schedule for the first while, but that's normal anyway. After two years the "parachuting" ends, then life will be better. Given the numbers AC is talking about hiring over the next 10 years....this will matter little, and soon be forgotten.