Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Croatia Airlines staff announce strike



UPDATED


The union representing Croatia Airlines' pilots, cabin crew and mechanics, ORCA, has announced that its members will go on strike next Tuesday, August 8, from 06.00 CEST after talks with the company's management over a new collective bargaining agreement failed. The industrial action will come at the peak of the summer season and will last until a new deal is reached. "We are going on strike because the company's management does not want to negotiate a new collective agreement. They are demanding for us to extend the existing agreement until the end of the year and are refusing to talk to us about a new one", Suzana Artuković-Vuksan, the head of the ORCA union, said. She added, "We wanted to avoid a strike, but we have no other option of achieving our rights".

The Croatian carrier plans to wet-lease aircraft and crew in order to minimise the effects of the strike. The airline's CEO, Krešimir Kučko, said, "We are extremely disappointed because of this unnecessary and unreasonable conduct which will cause unforeseen damage to the company. There was no obstacle for negotiations, but the union is trying to blackmail us in order to gain even more on the extensive rights they already have. The conditions enjoyed by Croatia Airlines' flight crew are significantly greater than those requested by the international convention". The airline's CEO noted that the management offered to extend the existing collective agreement until October 1. "If they waited until now, they could have waited another seventy days", Mr Kučko added, noting that ORCA came to the negotiating table with 150 demands, which would set the company back 6.7 million euros per year.

The planned industrial action will be the first in four years at the airline. In May 2013, unions staged an eight-day walkout, paralysing the carrier and its operations. It ended with the signing of a new collective agreement which has now expired. The ORCA union is requesting a wage increase for flight crew between 20% to 30%, as well as an annual salary boost of 4% for pilots over the duration of the new collective agreement. The union has also asked for extended holiday leave. It said it could cancel the strike if an agreement is reached by next Tuesday. This August, Croatia Airlines will operate up to 105 flights per day. During the 2013 strike, the airline maintained 37% of its scheduled operations. The carrier recently posted a net profit of  5.8 million euros for the first half of the year. Furthermore, the Croatian government is currently in the process of deciding whether to extend the term of airline's existing management team or select a new leadership for the company. Their decision is expected by the end of the month.

At a press conference in Zagreb this afternoon, Croatia Airlines' CEO said that 50 - 100 employees will partake in the industrial action, mostly cabin crew members. He added that not all of the six unions inside the company are supporting the strike and that some have signed on to extend their bargaining agreements until the end of the year. The six labour unions within the company are the Croatian Union of Air Traffic Pilots, Union of Engineers and Technicians in Aviation, Independent Professional Union of Croatian Aeromechanics, Air Cabin Staff Union, the Independent Croatian Union of Airline Employees and ORCA, which was founded last year. Mr Kučko said, "We are prepared to resume talks at any given moment. Wages at Croatia Airlines are competitive and there is no justification for the strike which will not only impact the company but also the Croatian economy and tourism industry". He added, "The strike has been announced at the height of the summer season. Croatia Airlines handles 30% of all tourists arriving to Croatia and the strike will impact on the country's reputation and company's image. It is difficult to estimate the financial impact of the strike, but it is expected to cost several million kunas per day. If the strike drags on, it could have an effect on our annual financial results".

161 comments:

  1. wow way to go in the middle of the busiest part of the year...

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    1. And what? They should have waited? What sort of logic is that? They are standing up for their rights, and so they should.

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    2. @ 9.05 I agree with you but I don't get the management either. How can they sit and watch half of their flights grounded in August when they make the most money?

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    3. Well they sat last time and let it go on for 8 days.

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    4. But that was in February. I doubt they will have the same attitude in August.

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    5. Trust me Kucko won't give in easy.

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    6. An employee has laso a certain responsibilty towards the company. A strike in the summer season is against their own interests and should be postponed to another date.

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    7. There are only 100 or so cabin crew who wants to go on strike. Simply fire every single one of them.

      They think they can blackmail airline in to submission, well they've got another thing coming, fire every single one of them. If 820 other employees are fine with the working conditions, and it is only militant union wants more than airline can give.

      Fire them all!!! Let them go work for Ryan Air, see how well they do there. Working for OU they're making 120-180 000 kuna per year, as a cabin crew, that is between €16400 and €24000 per year, after tax. Where in the world they'll get that much, considering how cheap Croatia is compared to other places.

      It is like getting €32-50 000 in Lufthansa.

      They don't like the conditions they should simply leave and try to find a job @Ryan air. Most of the staff on strike are in their 30s and 40s. No one will hire them cause they're discourteous and arrogant.

      Fire them all!!! Hire younger staff who will be more than happy to be a flying waitresses for a lot less money.

      I am all for fight for your rights, but when I see how little they work, only 3 days per week, and how much they're paid, you wonder are these ppl so greedy they need to go on strike to take the airline down??? Of Course OU will wet-lease Adria Airways aircraft or staff to cover the strike period.









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    8. "There are only 100 or so cabin crew who wants to go on strike. "

      That's more than half!

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    9. @AnonymousAugust 2, 2017 at 7:10 PM

      A lie, there are around 320 cabin crew i mean flying waiters and waitresses at OU. Flight attendant is polite name for these highly unqualified staff. I think in Croatia with 9% unemployment rate, we can easily find young attractive waitresses or waiters who speak English and are willing to work for say 7500 kuna + benefits.

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  2. What a shame, hope it won't last long.

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    1. The last one lasted 8 days so I am not very optimistic that it will be short.

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  3. How much are flight crew paid at OU?

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    1. u lipnju je kapetanima u CA isplaćena prosječna neto plaća od 34.825 kuna, a kopilotima 21.157 kuna. U istom mjesecu prosječna neto plaća stjuardesa i stjuarda bila je 11.287 kuna. Pritom su kapetani letjeli 58 sati, kopiloti 57 sati, a kabinsko osoblje 55 sati. Najveća isplaćena neto plaća u lipnju za pilota bila je 55.334 kune za 83 sata leta, a članu kabinskog osoblja isplaćena je najviša plaća od 15.574 kuna za 44.45 sata leta.

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    2. Fino. Stjuardesa zarađuje kao saborski zastupnik, kopiloti više od gradonačelnika a kapetani...više od ikoga na državnoj plaći u Hrvatskoj.
      Malo li je?

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    3. Problem nastaje kada nekomu date punu odgovornost za živote stotinu ljudi i bezbjednost multimilijunskog zrakoplova a zauzvrat očekujete od njega da to radi za plaću koja je u ravni sa plaćama lokalnih političara, ili je barem tako proračunata da vama osobno ne bode oči.

      No, onaj koji narečenu odgovornost nosi ima puno pravo si izvesti drugačiji proračun u sklopu kojeg će u razmatranje uzeti sve opcije koje mu igraju.

      Vama nitko ne brani da se odškolujete za kapetana (uz sve prateće troškove) te nakon toga budete zadovoljni plaćom koja će biti poravnata sa onom saborskog zastupnika.

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    4. Misliš li da kapetan zrakoplova mora imati veću plaću od vrhunskog kirurga koji je u karijeri izlječio ili spasio na tisuće ljudi?

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    5. Nek idu u Nemacku. Kirurzi. Mislim da je problem u kirurzima koji dobijaju mito i zadovoljni su svojim prihodima.

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    6. Cijeli problem je u tome što smo mi, porezni obveznici RH stvorili firmu Croatia Airlines. Kapital je naš. Ne od pilota niti manegementa a ni političara.
      U cijeloj toj priči nas nitko ništa ne pita.
      Da je CA privatna...nikome ništa. Nek rade što hoće.

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    7. Za kapetane još ima argumenata s obzirtom na kompleksnost i odgovornost posla, ali stjuardi/stjuardese definitivno ne mogu reći da su potplaćeni za hrvatske uvjete. Ukoliko se oni uspoređuju sa inozemnim kompanijama, neka tamo odu raditi, to nije visoko stručna i lako deficitarna radna snaga da na već jaka primanja zahtijevaju povećanja; i to putem štrajka. A generički rast plaće nije nužan, pogotovo ako se gledaju financijski rezultati blagajne.

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    8. I tko će onda raditi za OU ako se svi piloti pokupe i odu raditi negdje drugdje? Radi se upravo o tome da im je pakleno teško pronaći adekvatne zamjene što automatski znači da ih se mora više platiti. Svatko od nas bi isto postupio na njihovom mjestu a tko kaže da ne bi taj je lažac.

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    9. Djuro - what do you mean that nobody asks "you" ie. the people ?

      of course they do...

      Didn't you recently have elections ? So you did have your say - you elected people to run your govt and everything that the govt is responsible for.

      if you don't like their decisions, then you can have your say at the next election. That's how functioning democracies work.

      Do you expect the govt to have a referendum on every single issue that comes before it ? That's not how it works.

      You have your say - you elect people to run your govt and to make decisions.

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  4. There goes that profit for 2017.

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    1. Don't worry - they have many more slots that they can sell

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    2. Last anon - troll

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    3. hang on a sec ... didn't they actually sell LHR slots to finance the overhaul of engines ?

      So if they have already done that in order to keep their business ticking over, then why is it out of order to suggest that they might not do so again to provide further liquidity to the business ?

      Nothing to troll if it is a fact

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    4. So, you gonna repeat that how many times?

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    1. Why? Because it's summer? Air France crew went on strike in 1998 when France hosted the World Cup. You do that so you can put pressure on the management. It is completely normal.

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    2. Completely normal to put your company in harms way ??

      This is the sort of stuff that the mafia do - done to intentionally cause maximum harm

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    3. It might not be what the owner likes but from the standpoint of the unionized workforce best time to strike is the one when you have most leverage. In the case od OU and Croatia in general that is right smack in the middle of summer.

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  6. 20-30% wage increase?? Where the hell do you live guys, inflation rate both in EU and Croatia was not even positive for several years.

    And please don't dare to defend the cabin crew rights etc. just because you're on left-wing or anti-Kucko, before you have any idea of their salary (and avg. salary in Zagreb).

    Aviation in Croatia cannot expand without getting rid of these bloodsuckers.

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    1. Yes 20-30% because the pay has not increased since 2011!

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    2. Workers have the right to demand better wages. When you go to your employer and ask for a better wage no one sane will call you a bloodsucker.

      Strike is the last resort but it's a legitimate one. Honestly, to me it's quite amazing that anyone in today's turboprofit world would side with a corporation - unless he/she owns a share in it and his/her turboprofit would be directly affected if the employees - imagine that! - managed to fight their way to better wages.

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    3. Who are you going to demand an increase from when your actions cause the company to go bankrupt ?

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    4. Sorry, whose actions?

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    5. Anon 9:26,

      If a company is in a danger of going bust because of several days of strike, or because wages have been increased, then there is something fundamentally wrong in the way it is being managed. And we should look back at the actions of the management, year by year.

      What you seem to be suggesting is that the wrongdoings of management annul the staff's right to demand higher wages.

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    6. @ anonymous 9,26am

      its not crew actions that will bankrupt the company but poor management. Selling assets to create a profit cannot last forever.

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    7. AnonymousAugust 2, 2017 at 9:21 AM:

      You can't be serious to mention the word "turboprofit" in the same sentence than Croatia Airlines.

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    8. So if you strongly believe that mgt i sto blame and that it is not about greed, rather, the way the company is run, then go on strike with the one single demand that the govt change the mgt and that you won't return to work until they make those changes.

      Maybe then, you will get sympathy from the wider community because then you will be seen to be fighting for a noble and worthy cause - better mgt in order to get the company to a position where it will be successful and in turn, allow wages to increase.

      As it is, the community doesn't have a good impression of people employed in OU, as they see that they have lifetime employment and earn higher salaries that the average person

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  7. You say idiots?

    Let's look what's happening last couple of years.

    1. Managment sold almost everything we, OU employees, worked for years, decades.
    2. From one of the strongest airlines in this part of Europe we became some mediocre, if even that, wannabe airliner
    3. Maintenance, which has (better to say had) one of the best engineers/mechanics in Europe is falling apart as people are leaving, not for the money but for the stress and mindf*ck.
    4. After years and years we stand together and decision is final - either we get OU back on track as one hell of a quality airlines or we are closing company ourselves, we built it we will close it, not them.

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    1. Don't like what you're saying, but you're absolutely right! Hope everything turns out well for you!

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    2. +1000 anon 9.14

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    3. Ask for management to leave,
      not for salary increase!

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    4. Djuro - damn, we didn't think about that, good that you told us... FFS..

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    5. Damn when will we get rid of this socialist mentality? You have to understand that in today's world employees are not the owner of the company, this mentality died by the end of 80's. The reason OU and other carriers in this region shrink is that they couldn't adopt themselves into the new world system. Far-eastern mentality adopted itself properly, hence growing more than any other part of the world. And Europe is one of the worst, therefore suffering most.

      Nevertheless, are there any legal measures the government can take to prevent this shame?

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    6. Are you implying that the workers in BA or LH have the Communist mentality?

      What I find impressive in some posts on here is that some actually want us to believe that the management can never be wrong and that we should always blame the employees.

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    7. It is typical poor man's reasoning.

      Anything better than slavery = socialist mentality.

      Anyone having a salary bigger than mine = bloodsucker.

      Anyone having a salary bigger than mine and wants in increased = enemy of the people (should be legally persecuted by the government).

      And of course I want to fly to London for 20 euro and the guy who does it should be happy with any salary I judge appropriate for his job.

      That's how contemporary logic in the Balkans works.

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    8. Isn't it funny how every country claims they have "one of the best ______ (insert job title)" in the world?

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  8. Imam osjecaj da je ovaj strajk samo radi strajkai unistavanje CA , jer ko normalan ocekuje da netko prihvati ovakve uvjete.

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    1. Svaki sindikat postavi više uvjete da u pregovorima ispregovara ono što će ga zadovoljiti.

      A uprava NI NE ŽELI PREGOVARATI, odmah su odacili sve i prekinuli pregovore.

      Radnicima su dva puta skidane plaće i smanjivana prava. I ako se isposluje povećanje još uvijek će dobivati manje nego 2008. A inflacija, troškovi života?

      Što mislite zašto toliko mnogo mehaničara, pilota i kabinaca odlazi iz kompanije. A tko će onda letjeti u Croatiji, šerafiti avione?

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  9. Didn't think I would ever agree with Kucko but they should have just extended the agreement until the end of the year like he suggested and try to negotiate something by then.

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    1. You really think in October the management would have a different position?

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    2. Union start with negotiation in December. Why Company stop negotiations? Why there is no Collective agreement?

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  10. @Anonymous 9:14 guglaj liberalni kapitalizam ili odi u privatnike pa vidi kako za svaku kunu moras krv pisati da bi ju zaradio

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  11. You always ask more than you can get, ofcourse no one is expecting 30% wage increase, but also 0% offer from management is ridiculous. Wages were decreased several time, working hours are prolongued...



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  12. This could really hurt OU's finances. They can't afford it. I would suggest Kucko sits down and starts talking to them.

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  13. This was an interesting post from yesterday ....

    "You don't go and harm the very thing that enables you to put food on your table.

    You're not happy ? LEAVE.

    You don't like it ? LEAVE

    You know of somewhere better ? LEAVE"

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    1. yes right, turbo capitalsim is the best option

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    2. It's a pretty stupid comment from yesterday. So employees are not supposed to work hard on making a certain company strong? If they are going on a strike it means the situation is pretty and that the management has screwed up somewhere along the way.

      Shareholders should look into this and see who is to blame, workers or the management.

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    3. Employees are leaving in big numbers. Mechanics, pilots and cabin crew.

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    4. Competent and hard-working people leave sinking boats long before it sinks. The rest, who probably shouldn't be in their positions in the first place, listen to the orchestra until the finish.

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  14. They have the right to strike!

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  15. what a destructive idea...so spoiled that it hurts!

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    1. Spoiled that they are asking for their wages to be increased after 8 years?!

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    2. And to earn more than the parliament members, prime minister, mayor etc.? Who the hell do they think they are?

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    3. Sorry but anyone can be a parliament member, prime minister and mayor (you only have to open the papers to see that literally anyone can be one of those in this country). But not everyone can be a pilot.

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    4. Nor can anyone be a doctor, teacher or nurse - far more important jobs that require much more training, yet all are paid less than an OU captain

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  16. They will operate five of their own planes in total. 3 Airbuses and the two leased CRJs. How many they will wet lease I don't know.

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    1. It won't be cheap to lease planes and crew in the middle of summer.

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    2. They can lease Qatar Airways planes and staff :D

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  17. And we will know who the new CEO will be by the end of the month. I doubt it will be Kucko again after this mess.

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    1. I hope the government picks a new CEO as soon as possible. Kucko's employees can't stand him.

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    2. A lot of the staff needs to go too.

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  18. Bravo Hrvatska!

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  19. It would make more sense if they just had the strike in Zagreb but it's idiotic to annoy the tourists on the coast. I mean who in his right mind will work with OU next year?

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    1. Why? Is OU the first carrier in the world to strike? Full support!

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  20. I can understand the employees. They are the backbone of the company and do a very good job. You cannot always give but not receive anything in return, especially after ist been promised for so long.

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    1. Thank you for some sense.

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  21. So from great results one day to employees announcing they are going on strike the next.

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    1. Makes you wonder were the results genuine. If they are making profit and doing great, they can surely find 6 million euros per year for wage increases.

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    2. Well announcing great results certainly weakens the management's position that they don't have the funds to boost wages.

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    3. Anon 9h55:
      Maybe OU can "find" 1 million but surely not 6 or 7...

      I think we all agree that the workers should be having a pay rise but the volume/amount they are asking for is ridiculous to say the least.

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    4. So, you think if they have 6-7 million euros, they will spend it on wages? Seriously?

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    5. I am anon 10h19. To answer your question, no, I am sure OU will not spend more than around 1 mill EUR on higher wages, surely not 6 or 7 mill. Apparently anon 9h55 has a different opinion.

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  22. They are going on strike on the day VLM Airlines Slovenia start operations. I'm telling you this airline is destined for success :D

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    1. 3 weeks and 6 flights in total is nothing but put dust in face, just that it looks like they do something.

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    2. I was joking.

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    3. So VLM won't be able to lease out a F50?

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  23. How long has the strike at BA been going on for? Is still still on?

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    1. They have been going on for weeks with short stoppages. New one started yesterday and will go until 15th of August.

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    2. The only thing is that the BA strike is not so widespread and is not having such a huge impact on operations.

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  24. Just fire them all and get people who will actually work for that pay and those hours. I am sure thousands would.

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    1. Very compassionate of you

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    2. Good luck finding "thousands" to fly planes for peanut wages. There aren't enough experienced pilots right now to fill demand.

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    3. There is no compassion in business or capitalism.

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    4. Ano 9:57, yeah you're right. You can find pilots, cabin crew, mech's on the street, 3 day course and that's it...

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    5. If you want Capitalism, then the employees are doing absolutely what needs to be done.

      If the management can't pay wages according to the market, then the company doesn't deserve to exist and needs to be liquidated.

      People will still need to travel and thus a different company will come. Probably Eurowings or something similar.

      The current employees can get work there.

      All those saying "the pilots are digging their own graves" are delusional. Even Wizz probably is a better airline to work for.

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    6. There's a press conference at 12

      http://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/veliki-strajk-usred-sezone-osoblje-croatia-airlinesa-najavilo-prekid-letova/986064.aspx

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  25. Only in ex-Yu is company staff determined to sink the company they work for.

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    1. You could also argue that the management is determined to sink the company.

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  26. Sorry but I don't get this. I understand that the flight crew is probably underpaid and their wages should be increased but why go on strike in the summer? Or peak summer? Your wages are paid thanks to that summer alone.

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    1. They are digging their own graves.

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  27. So who will step in. Trade Air? Adria?

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    1. It will be interesting to see if other airlines will increase capacity to ZAG and other Croatian airports to accommodate OU passengers.

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  28. I hope they manage to resolve their issues before the planned strike.

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  29. Things have been going really good for Croatia Airlines this year. H1 profit, passenger growth, new routes, new planes. I hope this strike won't derail it.

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  30. Za štrajka jedna trećina letova mora se i dalje obavljati, a u CA tvrde da su već dogovorili najam aviona i posada iz drugih kompanija te da neće doći do poremećaja prometa.

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    1. That's what they said last time as well and then they cancelled many flights and it was an absolute mess at ZAG.

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  31. Unfortunate for Croatia Airlines.

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  32. Feeling so sorry for the OU staff, hope they reach a reasonable agreement for all.

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    1. feeling sorry more for all the people who will have their holidays screwed because of this.

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    2. Of course, it's a tragedy not being able to go to holiday. Right up there with hunger.

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    3. Anon 3:56, let go of sarcasm. Fact remains people made their plans, purchased tickets, booked hotels and everything and are now potentially very negatively affected by the action they have nothing with. I am sure you wouldn't be sarcastic if that happened to you.

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    4. Fully agree. Those on strike in the airline business are undoubtedly the most selfish and least caring people on the world. Always said it, and always will!
      If you are in this business you should be obliged to resolve bargaining agreement conflicts differently - the measure "strike" must be excluded by law.

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  33. The environment inside the company is toxic.

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  34. What are they going to say at the press conference? That the workers are the devils and that the management is doing an amazing job.

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  35. They are trying to ban the strike. They have gone to the courts.

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    1. wow in the 21st century

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    2. It is allowed by the law.

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  36. Just a reality check for all the OU fanbots. The main guy in the union that is not supporting the strike and who the company sent to publicly attack the other union said today that when a company sells its slots at LHR it gives you a clear indication of the financial state of the company. And yesterday people were saying here how it is a masterful move and that OU's finances are impeccable.

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    1. THANK YOU !

      Finally someone with common sense.

      Any airline that sells LHR slots is NOT in a good financial position and for a union leader to say that - not only takes balls to do so - but is a reality check on all the stupid comments that mask over the real situation in the company.

      Things are not well and to sell LHR slots is a ballsy decision and i'm sure not an easy one to take. But, they took it and that has at least eased the situation somewhat.

      Now the other unions come along and further risk the existence of the company.

      Dumb dumb dumb

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  37. Unions (blackmail cartells) helping to dive the industry all over the Europe. OU is not any exemption. Should crew ego drive the business?! Sure nobody cares about the ground staff. Get quickly in your brain peeps this is money making business driven by budgets. If you see good numbers comming out of creative accounting doesnt mean you are up for a salary raise. Help yourself by having a job at UAE, US or LH Group or even Easy or Ryan will help you to tune up frustration.

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    1. Dajte dijecki dogovorite se da li imate uzornu kompaniju ili finansijski propalitet.

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    2. Otprilike isto sranje ko i ASL

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    3. nope we will support JU crew strike as well

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    4. Uskoro niko od posade neće ostati da štrajkuje u JU. Masovno odlaze.

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    5. Don't confuse your own situation with the crew...

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    6. To je činjenica, ništa drugo. Ali dobro, određenim ljudima realnost nikada nije bila prioritet.

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    7. Hu.dak - how many JU crew have left ?

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    8. Ne znam tačan broj ali je poprilično veliki. Doduše to i odgovara upravi firme koja je planirala da škartira oko 100 njih na zimu.

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    9. Strange ... you were the one who said it was a lot and now it turns out that you don't really know at all.

      Sounds like you are trolling.

      Which is ok - that is your right - but it undermines your credibility

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  38. Shame. A company with a lot of potential being wasted.

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  39. Of course they'll strike in August and not wait until October - you really think they'd be in the same position to negotiate now and in October?
    I hope management will give in and prevent an operational disaster. All also hope they'll work it out by Aug 16 since I have a couple of flights on OU that day. Or at least give a notice far enough out to get myself rebooked on OS.
    Good luck to the workers!

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  40. OT (kinda)

    A friend flew on OU SPU-VIE today and there were maybe 30 passengers max. I guess OS is killing them on the route.

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    1. Well, it is unfortunate to have low bookings on any flight in this part of the year, but we should really not make concolusions based on one date load; for all you know, VIE SPU might have been overbooked for instance. One day data is really not indicative of anything, good or bad, for any airline.

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    2. I think it doesn't help that OS had an A321 flight more or less the same time (VIE-SPU).

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    3. It's the same shame since many years - they compete directly when OS could easily fill 2x A320 daily to both SPU and DBV. And they fly all around midday to early afternoon - why not one in morning and one in the evening? They must cooperate better! Also OS should have a high interest in that, to better connect onto North America wave, but also Asian wave: OU from SPU should land in VIE at 9h15 and leave 10am. Then OS can even keep their current schedule or move it a bit to fly 1 or 2 hours later.
      I am puzzled every year - and i take this flight routing, particularly VIESPU, very regularly. Practically every OS flight is fully- or overbooked. OU flight is mostly like 10 EUR more expensive and therefore mostly not full (as flying times overlap).

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  41. Ovu Artukovic Vuksan treba potjerat na burzu pa neka sadi krumpir, barem stjuardesa u drzavi nece falit jer ima puno mladih djevojaka koje ce rade volje radit u CA.

    Pa da su oni u privatnoj firmi, ne bi tako radili kao sto sada hoce raditi u drzavnoj, primaju dobre place i sada budu isli u vrhuncu turisticke sezone takva majmunska posla.... grozno

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  42. This action seems to see no support or sympathy from other groups of OU workers nor within Croatian public in general...and I expect that sentiment will only increase.

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  43. OT: Dubrovnik in July 2016/2017

    383.032 / 442.030
    +15,4%
    +58.998


    So far this year
    1.059.739 / 1.254.583
    +18,38%
    +194.844

    Congrats!

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  44. It is so tiring to hear about the LHR slots over and over and over again. So what if they were sold? CSA sold its slots, SAS sold 2. Málev used to fly to LGW and was no drama.
    Besides flights in the winter are reduced to 4 pw, I think they should sell all of them for the sake of the employees.
    Enough of this prestigious, fake thing of flying to expensive airports.

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    1. Yeah, there is no drama at MA since they went bankrupt.
      OK sold their slots but they were later on sold to KE.

      So which of the two scenarios will we have for OU?

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    2. OU sold their slots to DL but they can always decide to buy some other one from another airline in the future. LHR slots are ridiculously expensive and left for the much bigger boys in the business. Highly competitive and tough destination such as JFK.

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  45. Alen Šćuric PurgerAugust 2, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Ne slažem se sa terminom štrajka. Da se odmah razumijemo. I zato sam do sada šutio, o tome nisam pisao.

    Ali, do vraga, prema priopčenju sindikata:
    - iz firme je otišlo 1/3 mehaničara i 1/4 pilota!!!!!

    - došlo je u pitanje funkcioniranje firme radi manjka kvalificiranih radnika, uprava nelegalno "uvozi" radnike iz Srbije koji su potom deportirani, sad se plačaju strani mehaničari da bi opstalo održavanje

    - pay to fly je sramota firme koja iritira pilote

    - zapošljavanje preko agencije stvara nesigurnost i ozbiljno je pitanje za sve djelatnike

    - uprava traži bonuse, uprava si povečava primanja, a radnicima su prihodi i prava smanjeni tri puta i manji su nego 2009.

    - uprava se bahato ponaša (primjer Šarinića, ali i masa drugih)

    - uprava prodaje slotove, avione, motore, profitabilne kompanije i time uništava kompaniju

    - uprava odbija pregovore o kolektivnom ugovoru (radnici su već preko 7 mjeseci bez kolektivnog ugovora)

    - nije se još ni došlo do pregovora o brojama, jer uprava ne želi razgovarati

    - i 4 mjeseca nakon prekida pregovora sindikat je pokušao sve da ne dođe do štrajka, upozoravao, predlagao, mirio se, uprava ne želi

    I sad mi recite, kome ne bi dogorilo, tko ne bi pukao?

    Iskreno ova kompanija je gotova. Ubrzano ide putem Adrije, na jednak način se uništava. Potpuno nepotrebno. Dobar dio radnika je otišao. Oni koji nisu intenzivno traže gdje će. Iskreno, čak i oni kojima situacije stvarno brani odlazak planiraju otići u skorije vrijeme.

    I ovo je zadnji pokušaj radnika. Ako to ne prođe, tko će letjeti u avionima, tko će ih šerafiti?

    Kakva je to uprava kada joj ode 1/3 mehaničara i 1/4 pilota?

    Kakva je to uprava koju se bahati i koja nema baš nikakav dijalog sa radnicima?

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    1. Slažem se s napisanim! Puna podrška radnicima, dosta je tiranije Kučka i njegove uprave!

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    2. But the company is profitable - what more do you expect from the guy ? Do you think it is easy in this day with so much competition to run a company such as OU and to be profitable as they have been for the past 4 years ?

      If not for that, the EU would have shut down the company - workers should think about that and where they would be working if Kucko had not delivered a profitable company.

      It is easy to criticise when you don;t carry the responsibility or accountability. Judging him from the sidelines is easy for everyone to do - making hard decisions and delivering a profit year in year out, is a task that very few can or would want to do

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    3. Anon 9:29pm, What the company is profitable does not mean anything, and the Viadukt is profitable for all the latest financial reports and are facing bankruptcy. From the profit shown, there are much more important indicators of liquidity, indebtedness and others that are calculated from the balance sheet and the final account. So CA is not doing so well ;(

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    4. So if what you say is true ie. that teh company is not doing well - then why on God's earth are the unions doing what they are doing and how do they expect that the company can ever afford what they are demanding ?

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    5. Every idiot can make profitable company if State buys him planes and than he sold them (motors, Pleso prijevoz, slots at Heathrow) every single year to show that company is profitable.

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    6. I was anon 6:25. And I could not agree more Anon 7:41, selling 50% Pleso prijevoz in 2015 another 50% in 2016 was the lowest move to make, just to pay bonuses to board of directors. Selling LHR slots I wouldn't even comment because it makes me sick :(
      Regarding your question Anon 7:04 I think they trying to overthrow a current board and while doing that get some extra for themselves because they definitely deserve it. Read this link if you speak Croatian:

      http://avioradar.hr/index.php/hrvatska/622-orca-priopcenje-za-javnost-vezano-za-strajk

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  46. Purger, za nas neupucene, sta se podrazumeva pod ovim?

    --------------------
    - uprava se bahato ponaša (primjer Šarinića, ali i masa drugih)

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    1. Alen Šćuric PurgerAugust 3, 2017 at 7:38 AM

      Kučko je tip koji je više puta regairao ishitreno i koji se potom ponaša bahato u stilu "e nećeš sad jer si rekao nešt protiv mene". Sjetimo se kako je otkazao pretplatu na Jutarnji radi pisanja Bohutinskog, kako se nekim poslovnim partnerima nije htio javiti na telefon jer je bio uvrijeđen njihovim drugačijim viđenjem obveza iako su godinama surađivali, sjetimo se primjera Šarinića...

      Ako želite više čitati o tome, evo Vam link na članak:

      https://tangosix.rs/2017/23/05/croatia-airlines-dobiva-novog-ceo/

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  47. Purger, just a quick question. Do you even know about something when you write or you just write it down and pretend like you know everything?
    Except the problem with mechanics (where I totally agree with you) the rest of your „arguments “are like my 5yrs old kid putt them together. I read you for a long time now and in most of your articles (here or @tangosix) you don’t have right amount of information or you got one/two source and what they said that is how it should be.
    You are a journalist (or that is what you pretend to be) then do your job and do some digging before posting some shitty arguments.

    Don’t get me wrong I am not holding side of the management or Croatia Airlines staff I am only saying that your claims are „one-sided “.

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    1. I think you mostly have a problem with anyone who doesn't write Bravo Hrvatska.

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