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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#26 Post by flyingvinnie » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:55 pm

Does anyone know where I can get 500 " VOTE YES" t-shirts made up, for a descent price? Hopefully from a non unionized shop, so the cost will be even cheaper...... :wink:
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#27 Post by leftoftrack » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:34 pm

China?
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#28 Post by altiplano » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:18 am

Pilots in general, do not have any say on how a company is structured.


It's called Scope.

And it dictates who does the flying and what aircraft are their purvey. And how much can go to regional or other parties.

First a regional was added, then widebody aircraft... I'd be looking at the model of airline building and what may be coming 5-10 years from now... regional feed with jets, CPA agreements? Whether you guys unionise or not I'd somehow get a grip on that flying in my deal.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#29 Post by squawk » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:49 am

I am familiar with scope. This is not a discussion about scope it's about the fact a union says they can force a company to restructure its ownership and employee group under one umbrella. You thought scope agreements took long to hash out? We are talking about common employer.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#30 Post by squawk » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:56 am

"Squawk the wjpa has has conducted themselves like a corrupt political party. I in 25 years , have never
seen such unprofessional conduct from an association executive. They are rank amateurs! and an embarrassment to professional pilots everywhere. "

Green Bastard;

I don't know you. I have know idea where you live or work. I do know however, that you placed your headquarters were your hindquarters ought to be!.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#31 Post by green bastard » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:30 am

Who I am or where I live is of no importance. I do work at WJ and have observed much over several years at the company. Maybe you need to remove your head from up your behind so you can get a better view.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#32 Post by flyingvinnie » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:55 pm

Get out and vote!
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#33 Post by Smitty » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:42 pm

Agreed.

Get out and make an informed choice...because 248 Encore pilots don't even get a say.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#34 Post by FatTrimmer » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:03 pm

squawk wrote:
BE20 Driver wrote:
squawk wrote:Should the WPPA be successful that list will essentially be torn up. Meanwhile the WJPA is working hard at negotiating a new agreement for the Encore pilots. WJPA=one list. Any assertion that the WPPA has any clout as a labour union in dissolving Encore and forcing the company to be part of Westjet is an exaggeration of biblical proportions. I don't know where you would gather such information from, but i have my suspicions!

Not true. Any policy in place at the time of a vote remains in place until both parties agree to amend or replace said policy. I've said before both sides adamantly want to maintain one list. Yes, there is an argument that I can't be on a WPPA list because I don't pay dues. I'm certain that the same 90% that support one list will end up removing my name and inserting a place holder or some other system that accomplishes the same thing. I am not one bit worried about this at all.

A new agreement will only include some work conditions and hopefully a cost of living increase etc. It won't have anything to do with combining the companies and getting rid of second class status for Encore. It will lift the floor but that's it.

I am not saying that the WPPA has the ability to unilaterally change the structure of WestJet/Encore. I have gathered my information by talking with several members of the WPPA directly about Encore. Their stated policy is that we are all one team and if management can handle having the wide body pilots working for the same company as the 737 operation, they should be able to accommodate Encore with 20% ESP etc. under the same company structure. If this is on the agenda of the WJPA, it is as top secret as our Air Canada buyout plan.
The only thing the WPPA can guarantee is they will cost you more money. (YOU DO REALIZE THAT YOUR PACT DUES ARE ABOUT TO GO UP RIGHT? PAYING MORE FOR THE SAME, IF THAT IS ACCEPTABLE THEN LOGIC CAN NEVER WIN) The union has said that they will accomplish what they want through the same open door that the WJPA has been using over the last year and a half. The WPPA filed yet another unfair labour practice complaint before the CIRB yesterday (eACH COMPLAINT IS BROUGHT UPON WESTJET BY THEMSELF!! IF WESTJET WOULD PLAY BY THE RULES THEN THERE WOULD BE NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. HAVING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND THE CEO INTERFERE IN THE CAMPAIGN AND ATTEMPT TO COERCE OR OTHERWISE INFLUENCE PILOT'S CHOICES AS FAR AS THEIR REPRESENTATION GOES IS AGAINST THE LAW. THIS IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!!). If this is the seemless transition they are touting than i really want to see that playbook. That open door is getting slammed shut!
On an additional note, regarding the recent complaint.... there are only 3 ways that complaints d appear. 1) The complaint is withdrawn by the applicant. 2) A decision is rendered by the CIRB. Since Gregg and Clive are guilty based simply upon their written statements and interjections in to the process, hearings are likely not necessary and a decision will simply be handed down. This complaint is extremely straight forward. I can't stress enough that if there was no reason for a complaint to happen, it wouldn't. This is not a case of any sort of "litigious nature", this is a united group of pilots who will no longer be subjected to the bullying and harassment that is so normal at WestJet that it has become a part of day-to-day life that WJ pilots are expected to simply suck it up or quit. Quitting is not an option and intelligent people will only take so much before calling a spade a spade and following the procedures put into place to prevent egregious breaches such as these from continuing. Don't forget how hard and loudly the innocence was proclaimed when we were blatantly spying on our competition (again against the law), they (the board of the company, led by Clive) cost us millions there and they will cost us millions again here. The WPPA is saving money by ending these nasty practices and in 4 days it is likely that all complaints will end as I strongly believe that certification is happening this week.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#35 Post by Smitty » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:13 am

Bullying???

I don't know what company you're working for, but I have yet to be "bullied" at this company.

Also, you state that a unfair labour practice complaint ends when the CIRB renders a decision. Since the first one is still ongoing, it's presumptuous to declare Gregg and Clive's guilt before the fact.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#36 Post by No Quarter » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:14 pm

Get out and vote YES. Put these WJPA pussies out to pasture. Time to end this embarrassment.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#37 Post by jjj » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:45 pm

No Quarter wrote:Get out and vote YES. Put these WJPA pussies out to pasture. Time to end this embarrassment.
Hey tough guy - if you work for WestJet feel free to log into wjpa.ca and post that.

No takers?

That's what I thought.

Have yourself a nice day.

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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#38 Post by Lateralus » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:53 am

No Quarter wrote:Get out and vote YES. Put these WJPA pussies out to pasture. Time to end this embarrassment.
Class act all the way. I really hope you don't work at WJ, talk about an embarrassment.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#39 Post by AirMail » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:27 am

The employee referral system at it's best I see
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#40 Post by North Shore » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:50 pm

So??
Yea? Nay?
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#41 Post by scraps » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:16 pm

No union. 55% said no (unofficial as of yet). Thankfully sanity has prevailed!
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#42 Post by skypirate88 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:39 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet ... -1.3180420

As said, looks like 55% voted against
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#43 Post by highlander » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:56 pm

The saddest part here isn't that the vote went No or even Yes. The saddest part is that 55 said No while 45 said Yes. This is a split- and shows that the pilot group is quite divided.

Now is the time for the pilot group to unite. How- that is the real question
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#44 Post by Batman » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:06 pm

I'm not sure why you'd consider this a sad thing. The pilot group is far from 'divided', this is a very civil group with both sides interested in what the other has to say. In fact I believe its a very healthy split that will keep the company on its toes.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#45 Post by Johnny#5 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:11 pm

Though I could imagine some pretty awkward flight decks happening right now...

What does one say when the captain asks how you voted.... on day 1 of a 5-day pairing?
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#46 Post by Bede » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:29 pm

Johnny,

I haven't seen a problem. I didn't support the union but have flown with many union supporters or leaders. They have always been the utmost professionals in the flight deck and on the layover.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#47 Post by mel gibson » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:01 am

Cseries operated by Encore in the near future and bottom of the list on the
next merger. Good job " No" vote.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#48 Post by aerobod » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:54 am

mel gibson wrote:Cseries operated by Encore in the near future and bottom of the list on the
next merger. Good job " No" vote.
As the NG and MAX fleet plan and firm orders pretty well sets the 737 capacity (including growth) for the next 15 years, "near future" would have to be 2030 or so to transfer any significant jet flying from mainline to Encore.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#49 Post by FICU » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:36 pm

Looks like the CEO's scare tactics of threatening to pull profit sharing and ESPP worked on the majority.

Good luck down the road guys and gals.
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Re: Union Vote 22 July - 05 Aug

#50 Post by tincanflyer » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:35 am

I love how its all the union loving bums that come on here to pout.......boo-hoo, "you are gonna wish in the future blah blah"

A votes a vote! You lost! What a waste of your time and effort!! haha!
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