Article: Qantas job cuts may colour talks

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    A strike could be very handy for O7! :)
     
  2. JohnK

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    They need all the help they can get. :)
     
  3. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    That's right. Could be just the boost they need.

    You up very late, JohnK, or not in SYD at present?
     
  4. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    SYD, but still in holiday mode.

    Trying to research my options for Hong Kong at Easter. :(
     
  5. Yada Yada

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    Here is another news item on the same issue:

    Full story here. QF states that China is under consideration for maintenance. :(
     
  6. JohnK

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    Wouldn't transporting aircraft to China still cost money in fuel and crew costs. They may also be able to save maintenance costs but I am not convinced that Chinese goods or services are on par with what is on offer here or elsewhere. Just because something is cheaper does not make it better. In this situation safety is my number 1 concern and I am not convinced that China could deliver with the current safety standards that are in place in Australia.

    I may be naive but it would also require additional resources rotating international aircraft. They are discussing 14 flights per week to China and I cannot imagine that these would be Qantas's better aircraft so at certain times premium aircraft (eg ones that fly to LHR or LAX) would somehow end up flying to China for maintenance.
     
  7. Yada Yada

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    Yes, it's hard to fathom how it would work. I wonder if this is just a big lever to break the will of the Australian unions and workers?
     
  8. Yada Yada

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    Here is the latest news story on this topic:

     
  9. NM

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    Overtime pay? What is that?
     
  10. Yada Yada

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    :lol: That is what you and I miss out on when we work nights, weekends, on planes and in hotels. :wink:

    I can't really complain, but it would be interesting to tally up all the extra hours I put in each week and see what my real hourly rate works out to be! :eek:
     
  11. Kiwi Flyer

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    join the no overtime pay club
     
  12. Kiwi Flyer

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    I did that once - it was too depressing so I've never done it again :lol:
     
  13. NM

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    An hourly rate ... now that is an interesting concept :p
     
  14. JohnK

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    Yes very interesting. :D

    It is called contracting. :p
     
  15. Kiwi Flyer

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    Not all contractors are paid hourly rates.
     
  16. serfty

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    Yes, a term often employed is "Professional Work Day". :?
     
  17. Kiwi Flyer

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    I wasnt think of that either.

    Some are agreed rates based on milestones achieved. Can be very good or very bad for the contractor depending on how good they negotiated.
     
  18. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Sorry. :oops:

    I should have mentioned I invoice to the nearest 1/4 hour. :p
     
  19. Kiwi Flyer

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    You cant be a lawyer then - !@#$s charge by the 6 minutes :roll:
     
  20. JohnK

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    Not a lawyer. I am what I am .
     
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