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Rouge Payscale

#1 Post by twinpratts » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:07 pm

Does anyone have the numbers for what Rouge 767 Pilots are getting paid, and how many hrs/ month they are guaranteed, and averaging per month?
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#2 Post by pilotbzh » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:55 pm

There you go... :rolleyes:
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#3 Post by ratherbee » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:52 pm

There you go is right! That’s what happens when you allow an arbitrator to decide on your wages.
The negotiated LCC rates from the tentative agreement were blended into the group pay system so the actual wages were significantly higher in most cases.

FYI, a pilot upgrading to Captain at rouge would have been paid as follows for the first year:

A319 $141.18/hr DN B767 $167.22/hr DN

After 4 years, the rates would be:

A319 $150.58 B767 $178.19

Also, in year 5 a FO on either aircraft would have made the following:
$94.87/hr DN

I know it’s all academic but it’s still important to understand how we got here.

(details from the ACPA website)
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#4 Post by ratherbee » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:01 pm

twinpratts wrote:Does anyone have the numbers for what Rouge 767 Pilots are getting paid, and how many hrs/ month they are guaranteed, and averaging per month?
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Most of the LCC agreement is basically your contract at WJ (Guarantee 77:30, OT at 82:30, draft pay at double time and a half, etc.)
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#5 Post by ogopogo » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:09 pm

I don't understand how there can be CA 1 entries in that table -- are they hiring direct entry Captains at Rouge?
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#6 Post by livin' » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:21 pm

If you have only held F/O or RP positions at Air Canada and choose to go to rouge as a captain then you go to the year 1 captain pay scale, regardless of how many years of service you have at AC.

I believe this is the same as westjet and transat. At mainline you get to carry your YOS with you.
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#7 Post by thenoflyzone » Wed May 21, 2014 12:02 pm

More importantly, why does a CA from years 1 to 4 in a 767 get paid less than on an A319?

Doesn't make sense!
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#8 Post by DBC » Wed May 21, 2014 12:55 pm

767 Wage is based on Transat
319 Wage is based on Westjet

Westjet Pilots are obviously overpaid, time for concessions :rolleyes:
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#9 Post by ourkid2000 » Wed May 21, 2014 7:15 pm

I don't understand pilot wages too well and I was wondering what these rates actually work out to at the end of the year? I do understand that pilots only get paid while flying so the 100 bucks an hour thing is a bit misleading. The per-hour thing tends to throw people off track pretty quick.

I hear co-workers complaining about how much pilots get paid all the time and I always remind them that the rate per hour is misleading. You'll hear people say "oh yes, you poor thing sitting there making a hundred bucks an hour"......all the time not realizing that it's not so simple.

Still though, I have no idea what it actually works out to.
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#10 Post by snag » Wed May 21, 2014 9:52 pm

Say you work for $100/hr, at 83:20 hours per month, you get $100,000/year.

Rouge targets blocks to the 77.5hrs/month mark. So thats now $93k/year at the same rate.

Sometimes mainline will give you as little as 60 hours work, therefore only $72k.

That $100/hr sounds like a lot, but it's not the $200,000/year a normal job would get you with the same hourly rate.
And remember, you only start at less than half the above numbers ($49.30/hr).
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#11 Post by ourkid2000 » Wed May 21, 2014 11:07 pm

So what are the typical hours per month that a pilot would normally work? Is it fairly standard or does it differ quite a bit between airlines?
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#12 Post by NotDirty! » Wed May 21, 2014 11:25 pm

ourkid2000 wrote:So what are the typical hours per month that a pilot would normally work? Is it fairly standard or does it differ quite a bit between airlines?
It varies from airline to airline. Many will have a guaranteed monthly minimum (credit hours, not necessarily actual flying hours, but often close) and most don't like to pay you for nothing so you'll be assigned close to the minimum if not more. 70-80 hours would be a typical minimum. I don't think you'll see many airline pilots getting more than 100 hours in a month.
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#13 Post by ratherbee » Thu May 22, 2014 3:58 am

thenoflyzone wrote:More importantly, why does a CA from years 1 to 4 in a 767 get paid less than on an A319?

Doesn't make sense!
In the original agreement we had blended pay rates so the actual pay on the 767 was higher than the 319 (see my post above). Once the 737 starts showing up that will introduce 2 more rates (Ca and Fo) so we will have a total of 22 different pay rates! If I remember right, the TA had 6 blended pay rates. The current system is ok when we're growing and retiring but during stagnation it takes a long time to move up in pay.
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#14 Post by Mr. North » Thu May 22, 2014 2:20 pm

When can a guy move from Rouge to mainline?
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#15 Post by loopa » Thu May 22, 2014 9:34 pm

Mr. North wrote:When can a guy move from Rouge to mainline?
I thought it wasn't possible. You can leave AC and go to Rouge and come back. But you can't go to Rouge then AC. Is that not true?
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#16 Post by Krimson » Thu May 22, 2014 11:21 pm

You can bid up to mainline as long as there are openings and your seniority can hold it.
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#17 Post by loopa » Fri May 23, 2014 2:50 pm

Krimson wrote:You can bid up to mainline as long as there are openings and your seniority can hold it.
Not that I anticipate this happening. But say Rouge folds like Tango, Zip, etc... and your seniority doesn't hold it, you're jobless right?
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Re: Rouge Payscale

#18 Post by snag » Fri May 23, 2014 9:06 pm

Not that I anticipate this happening. But say Rouge folds like Tango, Zip, etc... and your seniority doesn't hold it, you're jobless right?
It wouldn't be any different than if the company got rid of all the Embraers, or all the domestic flying, or if there's another 9/11 or WWIII. Layoffs in reverse seniority order.
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