Originally Posted by 4everFO
New joiners are being given a form to sign like the rest of us, however they are being told that their continued employment is based on them consenting to PXing on the freighter. They do not have the same contractual rights, they only require 1 weeks pay if terminated (on probation in there first week of employment). SOs PX quite a bit on the 747 to and from ANC, especially when called out on reserve. Whatever your 'Personal' belief, the consent letter is a permanent waiving of contractual rights so all new joiners today will be the CNs and FOs of tomorrow.
2 years into what programme? Congratulations on hitting the two year mark in your programme.
It sounds like we are hearing different stories. That said, I have spoken to folks just arriving at CX. They are not being strong-armed into consenting to freighter PX. Perhaps it is those currently being interviewed?
When I mentioned 'rights', I was referring to the freighter PX form, not their CoS.
What you said is true, regarding PXing to ANC, but there isn't much recruitment on to the jumbo right now, and it looks likely to stay that way.
Of course, I 100% agree that the consent form is a permanent change to your rostering future, which is why I, and most others said no. I'd happily discuss a freight PX sector with CC on an individual basis, but I don't wish to have it as a mainstay on my roster for the rest of my career. I understand that the guys on the bases were likely to say yes, however, because many of them rely on it to make their base positions viable.
As I previously stated, my belief is that all of this freight PXing lark is part of the ongoing basing review, which as we know is the current hot potato, and HR flavour of the month. Based officers are by far the biggest users of freight PX, and consequently the biggest operational impact lies within the based contingent, should freighter PX be stopped.
I'm not in the know, and happy to be corrected, but that is my prediction.
I have just hit the 2 year mark with the company as an SO. Cheers!