Airline crew now working on Melbourne Trams

 
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Dozens of airline crew who found themselves grounded because of the pandemic have found new careers on Melbourne's trams. Despite many values, like safety and attention to passengers, being similar, it does take a little adjusting to.

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  route14 Chief Commissioner

I think they'll find E class very slow.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I think they'll find E class very slow.
"route14"
Sure; but they're easy to land, and if they stall it doesn't matter.
  gunzel42 Locomotive Driver

"Attention passengers this is your captain speaking, please hold tight as we are about to encounter some trackulence...."
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
News last night said Daniel Andrews was paying airline crews millions to sit at home on wages of $6500 per month how was this approved
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
News last night said Daniel Andrews was paying airline crews millions to sit at home on wages of $6500 per month how was this approved
"freightgate"
I'd like to know the source of that one.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

Not all that bad.  Flight training is very expensive and if pilots find new jobs and don't return to the airline after COVID-normal it would be a great loss for the airliner.  In China if a pilot decides to leave the job for personal reasons before the employment contract expires, h/she would be demanded for about 1.2 million yuan as compensation for the training fee.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
News last night said Daniel Andrews was paying airline crews millions to sit at home on wages of $6500 per month how was this approved
I'd like to know the source of that one.
Valvegear
I saw the story on C7 news last night between AFL finals matches but cannot find a link to it on line for some reason.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
So does all this mean I can get some of those nice Qantas peanuts the next time I take a trip on the 82?

Or better yet one of those warm towels to refresh myself after running all the way out to Vermont South on the 75?
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
"All stations Preston, this is E-Class six-zero-zero-niner, two-zero miles north, inbound."
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

News last night said Daniel Andrews was paying airline crews millions to sit at home on wages of $6500 per month how was this approved
freightgate

Why would it be Dan Andrews? JobKeeper, etc are Australian Government.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I agree paying airline staff (or any other employees for that matter) Jobkeeper is entirely the responsibility of the Feds, the tax office and their employers.

Unemployment payments have zero to do with state governments.

Of course, that won't stop certain types using it as an excuse to beat Dan Andrews with a big blunt bat.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Trying to reply to a post but RP is wigging out on me

The allegations (which are apptly being aired again by C7 tonight) are that the Victorian Government is paying airline workers up to $6500 per month to sit at home.

The extra allegation that these people are ALSO receiving jobkeeper was made after the story first went to air.

It seems that they were hired on contracts to do (I think) hotel quarantine work but were not required but they got paid anyway. It has also been claimed that the contracts were recently renewed for a further 3 months

I saw the original story on C7 news but as I posted above i have not been able to find a link to it

So there seem to be 2 issues, the payment by the state government to people for not working and the alleged rorting of jobkeeper

I thought that Jobkeeper was paid to the employer who then kept paying staff. I would assume (always dangerous, especially where politics is concerned) that if an employee got another job they would be obliged to report that fact to their employer who would in turn be obliged to inform the feds. But then again I also understand that Jobkeeper is a one in - all in scenario so who knows, not me that is for sure.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Found a link but can't edit my post ATM due to another RP wigout

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/airline-staff-on-standby-to-work-in-melbournes-hotel-quarantine-scheme-receiving-pay-packets-to-do-nothing-c-1365205

Apparently this story counts as health and wellbeing in C7 land.......

I believe the story ran again tonight this time on The Latest but I don't watch the show so didn't see it

Interestingly this article doesn't mention the jobkeeper rort allegations which (I think) were raised over the weekend
  ngarner Assistant Commissioner

Location: Seville
Kerry Stokes wielding his power in efforts to promote the LNP in Vic? Not the first time recently &, for sure, won't be the last.
Interested to read that said Mr Stokes is the second largest shareholder in Estia Health, who have two of the retirement homes in Vic that have suffered badly from Covid infections. Profit before care strikes again

Neil

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