AvifiskAlly wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:52 pm
[quote="Art Garfunkel" post_id=<a href="tel:1030612">1030612</a> time=<a href="tel:1519242640">1519242640</a> user_id=45935]
I get the impression that there is no ownership for the creation of Sky Regional by ACPA. Wasn't there a clause in the old contract that limited regional flying to just one carrier? (JAZZ). I know, I know, that clause was taken out by FOS arbitration. But was it? Not pointing fingers here, but I hate it when we blame other pilots for taking jobs that are out there on the free market for less than other jobs. We let it happen!
Time to stop looking in the past and look to control the future. I hate Swoop, Sky, GGN and Rouge for everything that it stands for……Lowering the Pilot Profession. Time to unite and realize that we do need one controlling body to control pilot wages and working conditions. We have seen what happens when corporations are left to it.
Time for ACPA to come back!
Time for Sky to organize!
Time for WJ pilots to unite and say no to lowering wages!
Time for Pilots in Canada to stand together like brothers/sisters go forward with wages and not backwards!
Get a life. It is a competitive business. Hate, Swoop, Sky, GGN all you want but the reality is the work these guys do would have been lost in any case. Sky and Georgian to American regionals and Swoop and other ULCC’s to more Canadians driving to the US for flights or simply not flying. The ULCC’s stimulate new markets and that results in industry growth.
BTW AC was not the pilot group that started Sky it was Jazz by being the most expensive regional in the world and a threat to go on strike which was basically greed. Sky started without ACPA authorization or agreement but to be honest - it was the right thing to do. Jazz was becoming a monster that we could no longer feed. Greed based doom
Wow, just wow! This reeks of the hate you’re criticizing.
You know, first of all a memory refresher, ACPA gave AC permission to explore the possibility of creating SR. AC argued to the arbitrator that they spent 5 million on that exploration and would be money wasted if not allowed to proceed.
If Jazz was a monster you could no longer feed, which btw is a sound bite from management, ACPA Pilots would’ve gained the work back. SR put pressure on your wages as well and for @#$! sakes, if you’re a pilot you should apply to a management position because your certainly on their side of the fence.
So, if you ask for a raise or refuse to allow a degradation of your workings conditions, it’s greed. Where do you work, you have my FULL support and I’d even bring coffee and donuts to your picket line should it ever come to that, but based on your post I get the impression you’d cross the line on struck work and flip us the bird if we were in that position.
Thanks for all you do for the industry!