RustyDeuce wrote: ↑
Mon May 07, 2018 8:03 pm
skypirate88 wrote: ↑
Mon May 07, 2018 5:23 pm
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.
Not sure who exactly you are talking to - except maybe Campus staff who are very much victim's of executive propaganda WRT to the happenings outside their walls.
As you may or may not know the WJ maintenance department is currently in a state of being significantly understaffed with a steady stream of AME's leaving for greener pastures. You may want to ask one of them why that is. I can also tell you that the maintenance department is closely following the pilot progress and taking notes on how the pilots have been able to get the executive to the table and start to make real change to their working conditions.
As are the CSA's who at present aren't sure if they will be 'Encored' into lower paying positions when the pink 737's replace the blue and green 737's at the soon to be Swoop bases. The company has already set that precedent, is attempting to do the same with the pilots and it is not unreasonable to expect they will continue to do so.
I'll also add this. The WJ pilot group is guiding their representation not ALPA. ALPA is merely providing support to those efforts. Nor is the pilot group being greedy. Greedy would be insisting on being compensated higher than everyone else. That is not the case. The pilot group simply wants industry standard
duty and rest limits, standard
trip rigs, and to protect the jobs of those here now and those to follow later so no one else gets 'Encored'. There is a reason EVERY other airline in North America has those standards. Those standards improve many aspects of a pilots career making them healthier, safer and more productive and having less TAFB. You need look no further than the near catastrophic health issues that befell WJ pilots in the last few years as a result of being overworked under the current work conditions ( which happen to be the lowest of all the major Civil Aviation Authorities worldwide). The company's own safety reports showed an over 80% increase in fatigue related occurrence reports between 2014 and 2016. Interesting note: those reports were removed from employee access in 2017.
I believe the AC folk are in our court because they recognize that without unity amongst our professional peers we will continue to see this profession be marginalized.