maxtorc Posted January 31, 2006 Report Share Posted January 31, 2006 I can't see unions ever working, in the helicopter industry in canada. What I do believe would work and benifit both owner/operators as well as employees, would be an association with a standardized renumeration system. Example; Base salary set for amount of total flight time, with add ons such as 1.5% for IFR 2IC, 3% IFR Captain, 1% Mountain, 10% longline (precision), 5% longline (production), 20% base manager, 15% project manager, Etc. Now these values and examples have been quickly pulled from my @#$ so don't take offence, only for discussion. With this structure we will take care of many problems, right down to "Contrail", as the operator would be influenced to use a lower time pilot (due to basic economics) and put the pressure to companies that low time pilots with proper training are as effective in the "patch" as any higher time pilot, therefore increasing their profit margin. The operator will have a known structured payroll, fuel and maintence being a constant. therefore the bidding will hopefully come up closer to where it belongs. I know it wouldn't be quick and painless, We should stand together and offset the costs to the appropriate people, (the customer). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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