John Moore Posted December 22, 2006 Report Share Posted December 22, 2006 Helicopter companies issue advertisements for pilots, not janitors. A person who applies for and succeeds in acquiring employment as a pilot has the right to expect that he will be used as a pilot, to do the things that are required of a pilot for the safe and efficient operation of aircraft and little else. If the employer wants to use the pilot for things other than those involved with flying, it should be made crystal clear before the job begins. It is a good argument for written contracts between employer and employee stating precisely what the job responsibilities are. Lack of written contracts is one of the main reasons that unions form. The Federal Labour Standards Review of Part III of the Canada Labour Code has recently been completed. It is interesting reading. The plight of helicopter pilots is specifically mentioned. This review was initiated by the last Liberal government and may not get much attention under the Conservatives. Fortunately, the Conservatives will not have much longer to ruin the country as they appear to be intent on doing. There will be an election in 2007 and the result will be a Liberal majority. If even half the recommendations made by the Federal Labour Standards Review are implemented, the changes will be sweeping. Helicopter pilots and those in similar situations may actually have a chance to enjoy satisfactory personal and professional lives. There are some younger contributors to this forum who seem a little too eager to please. When the time comes to refuse to fly an overweight helicopter, or to refuse to fly in bad weather, or refuse to fly when you are tired, will you be able to do it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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