Monday, November 21, 2016

Dozens of mechanics leave Croatia Airlines

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Some seventy employees of Croatia Airlines' profitable maintenance division have left the company over the past year due to poor organisation and low salaries, the Croatian Trade Union of Aircraft Mechanics has said. As a result, a number of Serbian mechanics have been employed in their place. The head of the trade union, Ivica Turčin, said, "The main issue is the shortage of mechanics so they alter our schedules on a weekly basis, meaning that we are unable plan our time. Organisation is also poor, due to erroneous managerial decisions. People do not see any prospects here and that is the reason why they are leaving the company". Furthermore, the union argues that Croatian mechanics are finding work outside the country as they are paid up to four times more.

17 comments:

  1. Just curious what does low salaries mean, since salaries in OU are quite decent.

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    1. My guess compared to their colleagues in the region. Mechanics in JAT Tehnika earn good money too.

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  2. Come on, why does it matter if new employees are Serbs, why is nationality important at all? Could any of you imagine this sentence in German media: "...a number of Austrian workers have been employed instead of old (German) ones"?

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    1. it is very important in Croatia

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    2. I actually disagree. This has nothing to do with nationalism (I'm Serbian). This has to do with the prospects of the Croatian economy where people are migrating en mass to EU (since the work regulations have been liberalized), and Croatia must import third country workers to replace the ones that are gone.

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    3. It doesn't matter at all. Speak for yourself. And yes, no need to mention the nationality.

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    4. The nationality was mentioned in the press release by the trade union.

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    5. Makes sense to hire Serbs, highly qualified and there are no language barriers.

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    6. OMG. You do realize that Croatia is in the EU. If they say Serbs, it means that noone from the EU (which is regulation wise hassle-free) is willing to come (lower salary), so they have to hire third country nationals (which would mean Serbians).

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    7. No, there are many ways to hire Serbs if they want to do so. They can simply avoid other EU workers, no problem at all.

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    8. Not incorrect.

      I highly doubt Croatia can legally employ Serbs as according to EUR legislation they would have to PROVE that no EU-national is capable or available to take on the vacant position.

      How on earth could they bring such evidence?

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    9. *should read EU legislation

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  3. In some Swiss Press it was common to name nationality when a crime was reported. This changed now (not sure about Blick)
    U re right, no need to mention specifically nationality on such an article.

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    1. Most of the crime recently has been by new arrivals from you know where and hence the government ordered ban of naming nationalities to calm tensions.

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  4. Low salary mean aprox 800-850 € for B1 licenced engineer with two type ratings. 500 € for fitter.

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  5. It has to do that guys are Serbs. It has to do with the work permits which they DON'T HAVE since they are not EU citizens...

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  6. If a clear trend exists where new hires are coming from Serbia, I don't see any reason why that information should be omitted.

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