eba wrote:some of the FO's need to think where they are going to spend the majority of there carreers . As a FO or Captain ? If l was a smart FO l would be pushing for a big as possible increase to the Captains pay cause that's where l am headed . Short term thinking !!!
Yes that's right take one for the boys.
Lets see, we currently have Captains flying as co-pilots, we also now have a 3 year progression to SFO instead of 2 years with Bristows (there's $20,000).
We also have FO's with low hours joining the company who may spend many years as FO's SFO's, more lost income.
We also have new machines coming onto the system that may require guys to spend many more years as FO's SFO's to build hours to become Captain.
In the last few years there have been many Captains moving across to offshore, delaying progression for FO's SFO's.
We also have a Bristows Pilot group who stuck together and didn't screw there own people, who demanded a fair share of the current spoils.
We are split as it seems we always have been in this company, all looking after our own little empire. United we prosper divided we return to bitching and winging about the state of the industry.
As there is an economic downturn in the air this is your last chance to get a decent pay rise, you may not even have a job in a few years so earn well while you can.
Shareholder's sorry guys but you may have a few cents less in your dividend this years as we want some of the action. CR sorry your may have a smaller bonus this year but i need to pay the mortgage, health costs, school bills, rising energy costs, feed my family and maybe if i can get some leave take a decent holiday for a change.
Vote no and get an equal pay rise.
"We are proud we pay the highest in the industry" yeah right on, put your money where your mouth is.