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by bob99
Thu May 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 231
Views: 20591

Re: One list

KAG,
if wording was the issue, why not rework it and put it to another vote? Common employee is a pipe dream and could take months to years before there's an answer. Did the company agree to it?
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 231
Views: 20591

Re: One list

This is incorrect, flow doesn't change. The one list pertained to respecting DOH at the Westjet Group seniority. It now looks like a traditional airline structure with flow to the bottom of the list. ie 6 month Encore FO's who flowed to Swoop FO a year ago will have seniority over the 5 year Encore...
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 36
Views: 5484

Re: BETRAYAL!

The reason that people voted 'no' changed every other day. The layoff one is just the one you settled on because it made you sound like less of a bad guy. No one would ever bid to Encore.
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Eyesight keeps getting worse - 17 years old
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Eyesight keeps getting worse - 17 years old

No. As long as it can be corrected to within the limits, it’s fine.
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 231
Views: 20591

Re: One list

The new scum of Canadian aviation.
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Eyesight keeps getting worse - 17 years old
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Eyesight keeps getting worse - 17 years old

It's normal for your eyesight to not stabilize until well in your twenties.

My eyes are -6.5 and didn't stop worsening til I was about 30.
by bob99
Sun May 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 231
Views: 20591

Re: One list

If outside hires continue at WJ/Swoop and Encore starts hiring 250 hour wonders I don't think one list is good for the pilot group. You must not realize that every captain at Encore has more experience than the OTS hires that mainline has hired this year. The Encore guys and gals should be happy th...
by bob99
Sat May 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 231
Views: 20591

Re: One list

JBI wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:52 am
Ex DC10 Driver wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:24 am
I disagree...still voting no!
Make WestJet Great Again! :lol:
They do sound like Trump supporters, don't they? And you can't reason with those people.

Thanks for screwing over your Encore brothers and sisters :roll:
by bob99
Fri May 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 39
Views: 3927

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

"According to Peel Regional Police Sgt. Bancroft Wright, the tanker truck struck the plane and the driver has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle under the federal Aviation Act. "The plane was pretty much written off," Wright told CBC Toronto. The pilot, co-pilot, a flight attendant a...
by bob99
Sat May 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 10951

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Max 16 hr duty day on reserve is an improvement! WTF Max duty day is 14 hours. However, your duty day must end no more than 16 hours from the start of the callout window. So if your callout window starts at 0330, then whether they call you at 0330 or 1330 the latest they can schedule you to finish ...
by bob99
Thu May 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 231
Views: 20591

Re: One list

Wow never would have thought pilots would vote against the one list! Jazz pilots would love to have the one list! So what happens to the pilots who have flowed over the last 2 years? You guys really have created a mess over there! Good luck It is surprising that anyone would vote against it, other ...
by bob99
Wed May 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 231
Views: 20591

Re: One list

This thread is rife with entitlement and cynicism. I find it extremely disappointing (although not surprising) that some pilots here cannot look out onto the horizon beyond their own narrow self interest. For generations the career of a pilot has been defined by years of toil and sweat, rare hiring...
by bob99
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 231
Views: 20591

Re: One list

But if management wants to add pilots to the WJA seniority list, I expect something in return. Encore pilots are already on the seniority list. Go look at the one posted on April 1. You're making a conscious decision to deprive us of something we already have, because it doesn't benefit you persona...
by bob99
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 10951

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Just a question about lingo. Not sure what people mean by trip and duty rigs? Hear it all the time about negotiations but not sure exactly what's being asked for It's basically a way of calculating better pay/credit for your time. It guarantees that you'll get paid at least 4 hours per day, or half...
by bob99
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 10951

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Just to keep things in perspective though, Jazz and Sky regional pilots not only don't have YOS, but also no guaranteed flow...perspective! Yes. I don't know the ins and outs of the Jazz agreement, but Encore pilots will have guaranteed flow (60%), keep their seniority number and vacation time, and...
by bob99
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 19
Views: 3151

Re: Hiring?

As for going to mainline - we are running courses every three weeks until October. So dispute what others have said above - there are and will be considerable off the street positions. Fueling this recruiting will be the new agreement, the new NPA and WB growth. Hope that helps clear some rumours u...
by bob99
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 278
Views: 62453

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

indieadventurer wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:40 pm
bob99 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Is there currently a bond at Sunwing?
From their CBA: 13.1.2 Newly hired FCMs will be required to sign a training bond.
Thanks. Do you know the terms of it?
by bob99
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 278
Views: 62453

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Is there currently a bond at Sunwing?
by bob99
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 14218

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

The Encore pilots already had their resumes at AC.
by bob99
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore Commuting policy
Replies: 19
Views: 10207

Re: Encore Commuting policy

There's a handful of Moncton commuters at Encore and more at mainline. There are YQM layovers (I think 2 crews/night), however those pairings may or may not be very commutable, so it may not be in your best interest to bid for them. Pairings change every month though. Max 8 days of reserve/month, in...
by bob99
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 16
Views: 5570

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Someone already touched on it but I just wanted to make sure. New hires can get YYZ base right away? If you did take a YUL spot, how long to transfer back? Also, how's the general moral? Is it somewhere that most people plan on staying?
by bob99
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore Travel Benefit
Replies: 15
Views: 2211

Re: Encore Travel Benefit

It is 18 days max, and you will be scheduled for 18 days. They won't schedule you more than 6 days of work in a row. So, at best, you're looking at 10-11 days off in a row IF your schedule worked out perfectly, which it probably won't.
by bob99
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Base Assignments
Replies: 14
Views: 5718

Re: Base Assignments

something_generic wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Is Calgary their only training base? I was hoping to find out if they have one at YYZ or if it's in the works. :?:

Thanks!
Yes. All initial training and recurrent gs is done in yyc. I don’t think there’s plans to change that.
by bob99
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ULP from CUPE
Replies: 22
Views: 5727

Re: ULP from CUPE

So has anyone heard back from the CIRB whether or not CUPE did indeed have enough signed cards? i figured that bit of info would have been released by now... It took about a month for the CIRB to go through all that when the Encore pilots certified, and the WJ FA group is quite a bit bigger. So mig...
by bob99
Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 90
Views: 27197

Re: Hiring?

Ya I've seen the new hire bids for the last few AC classes- very few from AT. Lots from Encore.

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