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  1. If you have a difficult time coping with work at the airport, maybe you should look for a different line of work? Somewhere with a safe space perhaps? I mean, things are so bad that you have PTSD and have been off work for the past 13 years on disability, and you are blaming the employer, your coworkers, and your own union, and you're pursuing CHRT relief - for what, to go back? Why would you want to do that? Move on with your life.
  2. I think there is an issue with the marshaller being visible for WBs because how close they get to the building.
  3. I'm not kidding. Do you think it would be temporary? I doubt it. China has a long memory and are always playing the long game... AC has to weigh it out, as a business decision for their shareholders, and the Chinese routes outweigh the Taipei route... This is for diplomats and governments to sort out... not for a private corporation to take a major hit. slots: gone, market share: gone, overflight: gone, Air China JV: gone, jobs: lost. Maybe AC should take countries out of everything on their website... only downside would be a few more people ending up in Sydney, Nova Scotia every year... That said, I don't know why we in the West have supported the growth in China the past 20 years... for what? cheap stuff? Short sighted westerners... now we're getting bought out...
  4. What are you going to do... Stuck between a rock and a much larger rock... You can't threaten your presence in HKG/PEK/PVG all well established routes and each served out of multiple Canadian markets... China is obviously not very understanding, you just have to hope Taiwan can be and get over it. As much as I sympathize with them... it's business.
  5. "Entertainment Columnist" Really? Entertainment? For who? Short on ideas I think... No ideas? Bash AC with things I make up... not much credibility with the complaints here... How did they damage your macbook? kill your cat? tablet rentals aren't $30 on rouge. Were you on rouge? which doesn't have duty free, so did they really run out of overpriced vodka? and why didn't you use your macbook instead of renting a tablet? if you were on mainline, why didn't you enjoy the seatback entertsinment and pre:order your overpriced/overrated vodka? speaking of thinking ahead, middle seat? somebody has to sit there, I guess you didn't do preselected seating which is available. Oh, and worthy free flights? Like the kids and families that AC and the employees have taken to Disney for the past 28 years from 8 different Canadian cities? Like the disaster relief flights it has operated in efforts from Japan to Haiti? Like the free tickets it gives to support humanitarian agencies? Or maybe the school supplies and clothing it ships, and support it offers through the Air Canada Foundation to communities around the world? Major credibility issues from this "reporter".
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    Speed Check LA

    Yeah that's pretty fun. They're a big deal and stuff...
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Absolutely it's fine. Bad diplomacy and poor negotiations? Seriously? Sounds like that's all it's been from WJ management. Bad diplomacy is selling out your most committed employee group to save a few bucks an hour on the front end in your latest fling idea... end running the union to try to launch it... then losing at the CIRB and doubling down... and still dragging out the negots with the goal of division. We all know it's not cheaper to run Swoop separate, the duplication, the loss of flexibility, in staffing, utilisation, recovery, etc... Division is the only goal in running it separate. Will the pushback crews make less? Dispatchers? Maintenance? Executives? of course not... just the pilots... That's bad faith. That's poor taste. Good for the other crews that stood with WJ pilots. We aren't competing with one another as professionals, the airlines compete with each others' product, while we run safe operations with similar levels of responsibility assumed and experience required. Too long we've been targeted and diminished, enough is enough. US crews from Legacy to LCCs to ULCCs all pay within a few bucks of each other in 737s & 320s, all have trip and duty guarantees, all have competitive contracts. It's time for Canadian crews to achieve the same. WJ pilots deserve it. AC & Transat & Flair & others deserve it. We aren't competing with each other, let the CEOs & MBAs do that, BUT NOT ON OUR BACKS.
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    Pilot Shortage Is Here

    I don't have a number, but I guarantee that is not even remotely correct.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Are they salaried management? Are you saying call centre employees, admin assistants, payroll, accounts receivable, etc. are all working OT for free?
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    I'm sure those office workers make wages comparable to other office jobs in the city with similar levels of responsibility, and have similar conditions and expectations... Like being paid a minimum amount when you're at work...
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    Cdn Duty Day Regs

    He didn't seem to care about whatever gets passed, he just wants cargo out. So much for supporting his associates.
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    Cdn Duty Day Regs

    Should have been under the "Hard To Watch" thread... What a bunch of hot air in that panel... I esp. like the part where they are complaining that we aren't harmonized with the FAA so the systems/software providers can't handle it... I'll take FAA rules tomorrow so they don't have to worry about that. A couple questions I would have liked to hear: "Why aren't the country's largest airlines up there with you?" "Where is Air Canada/WestJet/Transat on this?"
  13. Turned the tables indeed. This is exactly what Westjet management said in 2012 when AC was going through its own labour battles.
  14. The facts will be weighed, but I stand by my opinion: Losing a disagreement with your superior, over something he/she holds ultimate responsibility for is not sexism. The practise of FOs bidding around Captain schedules, rather than displacing them full pay for trips that cross is not misogyny... Not to mention to never file an actual complaint alleging any of this until 5 years after you walk away? Then get bent out of shape because after you quit they wanted their uniform back and weren't waiting at the gate with a cake? As for complaints of being forced to accept lower pay? Last I checked there are lots of ways to fly a month and everyone gets +1/-5 give or take. Not to mention the are a lot of fleets and seats at this airline, plenty of places to go... I don't doubt there are some jerks, that's life... but in my opinion, after reading the articles and hearing the so-called rumours, the behaviour and accusations in this case by the complainant are way off base. As you say, where there's smoke.. and it seems pretty clear to me where the fire is...
  15. I heard there may be a pattern of consistently wanting more fuel involved in a circumstances like this. Specifically, showing up early and calling dispatch for more gas before your colleague arrives. Or is it anytime a woman disagrees and is shutdown by a male coworker that ranks and is senior to them it's misogyny and harassment?