Rotten Apple #1 wrote:
Rudder, that sounds like a threat. Grow up.
We're building a company that will be strong and give pilots lifetime employment and will be here for a long time, free from the chains of antagonism that most other outfits suffer from. Too bad you weren't on site to separate the wheat from the chaff.
How much longer do you give Jazz, Porter, and AC in their present form, if at all?
Stu, what do you propose, have management give away all the numbers before you set it up? We're in a fight for the marketplace, not for the 'movement'?
Any of you guys ever read ANY non-fiction business books?
The pilots at Westjet have earned the respect of their peers through a great contract with industry leading wages. The company benefits by your industry leading productivity. Westjet can start a regional carrier with an industry leading pay-scale and still have a lower cost structure than the competition. This can be done by having a contract with a higher pilot productivity. In addition during the first few years of its existence everyone will be at the bottom of the pay scale adding to the companies cost advantage during the start-up phase. I am confident that the pilots I know at Westjet will not let this thing happen at 80% pay-scale, but if by chance it does, not only will you loose the respect of your peers, but this will be the beginning of the end of your great corporate culture. This venture is nothing like the early days of Westjet getting by on their start up capital and fighting it out with two established carriers. This is a venture being started by the number two by market share airline in Canada with the healthiest balance sheet in the industry.