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Emirates cabin crew fired for complaining to GCAA, ACAA and IATA?

According to this e-mail from one senior staff, Emirates Airline cabin crew complained to GCAA, ACAA and IATA on illegal layover length, fatigue and breach of safety rules and they got fired due to “inappropriate behavour”. Apparently, according to Emirates Airline managers, it’s inappropriate to contact international regulative organizations responsible for aviation safety and rules to complain on violation of those rules.

This is the e-mail that I have got today:

Hi Dragana,

i hope you are doing alright..
it took me sometime to find the courage to send this email to be honest im a bit afraid of loosing my job.
anyhow, here are some new stuff been going
i have xxx godforsaken flight to JFK during the snow storm where they had only 10 hours layover…. 4 of the crew xxx decided to make an official complaint to GCAA, ACAA & IATA , the e-mail was successfully sent , read and replied to… however, apparently emirates has it own people everywhere, somehow Mr. Terry received a copy of that e-mail ????

and as you know these days he is operating ” OPEN FORUM ” same one as Anoma did which led to your termination …. needless to say  its not going well as only about 400 crews decided to show up which made him say its an “isolated problem” ( because half of them are on leave and the other are operating, which he didn’t think of ) the point is he had a meeting with those 4 crews who sent the e-mail to GCAA and guess what happened after a long lecture about work ethics and bragging about how emirates is feeding them and their families , it ended up by 2 of them being terminated due ” inappropriate behavior “   how ironic… apparently this is the reason to termainte staff when you don’t have a reason, as for the other 2 crews since they didn’t use their company email to send the complaint they were blessed by a final written warning and … wait for it ….. leave balance forfeiting … swap freeze …. no access to company e-mail… WOOOW now the manager will send them email which they cant ready and they will be terminated ….
disregarding how unethical and a severe breach of company/uae labor laws which emirates is anyhow above it, they had to accept it because of their financial problems and their knowledge that they can’t get a better or same level job back in their countries … how sad…but true..
as we speak there is another open forum is going and i’ll send you the outcome when i get it.

as for EKAS
after Mr. walter promised to take EKAS to the new level… i can’t deny he did some improvements (THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR BLOG)
Mr. walter had several meetings with MASs and ASMs on how to make EKAS better ( for the company )
and the out come was ( as per some ASMs whom im close friend with )
1- all staff with more than 60 hours sickness are not entitled for grade.

2- verbal warning to be issued for staff who don’t comply with uniform and image standards…

3- sick reporting is now 5 hours before duty, any call after that will not be documented and staff will be marked absent ( great now i have to wake up 6 hours before my duty to see if im fit to work or not)

4- no more LOCAL LEAVES authorized by ASMs or MASs.
and yet more to come… im just waiting for walter to publish them ( i doubt it )

and hey .. do you remember that glorious day for emirates on 19 Dec where they had a record of passengers numbers ?
here is something for you about it, Mr. walter was so generous and gave all staffs who were working that day 25AED meal voucher BUT.. no time for the staff to eat, i was doing morning shift that day, and i witnessed staff who had 8-9 tasks on 10 hours shift, with a maximum break of 15 minutes ( time between gate to another) and when someone called RTC they bluntly informed the staff there is no break in your contract …..
staff were asked to perform all kind of tasks including remote departures/arrivals SAT and boarding.. and due to lack of staff that day many flights were without enough staff and some without Gate supervisors and i know some of the staff who had no GS on their flights got warnings because the flight was delayed….
how would you expect a staff who only got trained for boarding (BAMBAM) in 2 weeks to do a job that requires intensive system experience..
i can’t recall allllllll the incidents that happened with details , but you have my word, your blog will be my tongue.
eveyone (who is not a hypocrite or an ass kisser) is very proud of you and what you have achieved for us.

thank you for everything.

Email from a senior Emirates staff

Email from a senior Emirates staff

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35 responses to “Emirates cabin crew fired for complaining to GCAA, ACAA and IATA?

  • Demoralised CC

    Why am I not surprised? The behaviour of EK is disgraceful. Please forward your dismissal letters to the FAA as EK want more landing slots there. I am sure they would be delighted to hear from you. Also, please forward to the Top Guys at the airlines mentioned below:

    http://skift.com/2015/02/16/delta-ceo-associates-gulf-carriers-with-911-terrorists-in-open-skies-fight/

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  • randomcustomer007

    Yes please forward it to them. Apparently HH decided to tweet something relevant to us. Check out @HHShkMohd’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/HHShkMohd/status/568008148038127616?s=08

    I don’t know if you can see it but a quick log on to twitter will show you.

    I think we might have paid for it….

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  • Anonymous

    Forward all complaints to Transport Authorities in your home countries – if you have been fired and forced to resign, look into this:

    CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL

    In employment law, constructive dismissal, also called constructive discharge, occurs when an employee resigns as a result of the employer creating a hostile work environment. Since the resignation was not truly voluntary, it is in effect a termination. For example, when an employer makes life extremely difficult for an employee, to attempt to have the employee resign, rather than outright firing the employee, the employer is trying to effect a constructive discharge.

    The exact legal consequences differ between different countries, but generally a constructive dismissal leads to the employee’s obligations ending and the employee acquiring the right to make claims against the employer.

    The employee may resign over a single serious incident or over a pattern of incidents. Generally, the employee must have resigned soon after the incident.

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  • Anonymous

    Emirates Scheduling should change their title to Barely Legal!

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  • Anonymous

    Just fired? They can consider themselves lucky for not having been thrown in jail… Well… thinking twice, they have just been released from jail. Congrats!!

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  • Watcher on the wall

    Dragana, when did this flight happen? A very similar flight to JFK went badly wrong as well. One of the crew on the flight abandoned employment a few hours after landing in Dubai where EMIRATES AIRLINE offered the crew Costa vouchers and a e-mail to thank them for working 20h in uniform, hungry, putting up with shit and no rest.
    This airline is disgraceful. The satff member complained to IATA, ATA, human rights etc and as far as I know he didn’t hear much back.
    Please fill me in the details?
    Thanks,

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  • Jamal

    Dragana wasn’t “fired for asking my (sic) contract to be fulfilled and to be treated like a human being”. Dragana was fired for asking inappropriate questions in public form. Much like a child would be chastised for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. The only difference is that children learn from their mistakes. Dragana didn’t.

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    • administratordr

      There is a limit to spam (and EK paid) comments tolerance, Jamal. Either say something well argued and stop attacking people on a personal level with infantile vocabulary, or your posts will be marked as spam. Thank you.

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  • Never give up! Believe in yourself!

    Hello Jamal, you are a loser!!

    You are a child who has lost the candies.

    You always come to the Dragana blog and you’re always making comments … and always negative comments.

    It is normal to have different opinions on any subject, but you just come to the blog to bring negative energy.

    How much do they pay you to do these rude comments?

    People are not stupid and they have realized that emirates is a bullshit company!

    Do yourself a favor: do something useful in your life because you bring only spam to the blog!

    kisses from Portugal my dear loser!

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  • Jimmy

    Ha there we go, the paid poster JAMAL is stripped naked and has no clothes. Unfortunately for you, Jamal, you have such a small package! I am sorry about that for you. Luckily you will buy an innocent young wife as one would buy a donkey and thus avoid having to be a real man in real life.
    .
    This post is more critical than you might imagine. It touches on undue influence by the UAE in all sorts of different watchdogs that exist throughout the word. Watchdogs that are designed as intended to do their jobs, are independent of those they watch over (such as EK) and were not previously corrupted.

    The UAE gives Hillary 500 mil in a year. The UAE, right after a number of human rights abuses come to light, becomes a member of the Human Rights panel in the UN! Airline watchdogs, as we now see, also have corrupt members (who are they?) that will pass information submitted under the belief of confidentiality right back to the UAE!

    These corrupt money-purchased connections need to be investigated. They are deeply corrosive and corrupt. The west will not have its watchdogs anymore if these practices continue. We will be a hollow shell of nothing.

    But the other alternative and correct answer to infiltration is that any email sent through a UAE email address (such as EK work addresses) are 100% surveilled. Never forget my friends, the UAE buys lots of software for this work. Google “BlueCoat” and have a look – the UAE has been using this software to read every single email for nearly a decade.

    You are being watched if you have any connection in the UAE, and probably also if you criticize them as I am doing now.

    HI UAE INTERNET SURVEILLANCE POLICE! F*** YOU!

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  • Jimmy

    Ha, and kisses right back to you Portugal!

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  • Anonymous

    attended the last open forum and quote ” no crew was fired from the incident.”

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  • Anonymous

    I believe writing to GCAA is like writing to Emirates Airline Management. They are the same people. I believe correspondence intended for the GCAA goes straight to the mailboxes of the people at EK headquarters, too. There is a connection of the UAE government + GCAA + EK.. Writing to GCAA and expecting help is very naive.

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  • cityfan40

    I have wrote to every department regarding my Emirates Experience it has all fell on deaf ears.

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  • Jack

    Dragana,
    I am Jack Prosecutor,You can call me Jack.
    Recently,I was thinking about the problem”How to better protect labor’s rights in the EK”.Because I found a lot of case in you blog.When the case be publish,the labor had leave the EK and out of UAE.
    That means they could not get any help.You only can publish the events in the blog,To tell people what the labor events had happened in EK,But we can’t actually to help the e-mail sender.So I search some of organizations .The ILRF(INTERNATIONAL LABOR RIGHTS FORUM),SumofUs.org,HRW.org.They are professional organizations of the labor&Human rihgts.And we can tell people which organization to process their complaints to be professional.In addition,They are international organization.They have the right to look into the events.
    I attention a blog is”Emirates cabin crew fired for complaining to GCAA, ACAA and IATA?”I suppose whether the organization leak information or the e-mail sender using the EK mailbox to sent the mail?It’s a problem.
    I think you would go on to help the people in EK.and I will support you in the legal.

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  • Anonymous

    Dragana, why do you delete my comments, thought blog is a platform to voice an opinion
    No more free speech at Donotflyemirates?
    Censoring at the order of the day, becoming like EK!

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    • Admin

      I am deleting your comments because you are (mis)using my blog to harm a girl. No comments about Jade or I will delete every comment of yours, including complaints on deleting your comments.

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  • Anonymous

    Wicked slap to you. Leave Jade alone.

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  • Anonymous

    The Jade discussion and character assassination needs to be closed. Once and for all. Dragana. You warned them. Now please delete all of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Sure I saw a comment from a Whitney Bourne?
    Why was that deleted Dragana?

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    • Admin

      It was a comment from the person who is trying to discredit the name of one cabin crew and to put her in danger. That person also uses names of EK managers as nicknames when posting here. I’ve warned him, but he continues to spam my blog. That’s why I delete every comment of his.

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    • Anonymous

      Well done for deleting the comments of that rectum that keeps trying to name a certain girl…in fact you are not a rectum. You are a scrotum….

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  • Anonymous

    Can’t remember any names being mentioned, seemed a fair comment, but I accept your explanation, don’t want to put anyone in danger.

    Your followers love the blog cause it’s a platform to express their views without censorship.
    Something all of us experience in Dubai

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    • Admin

      First of all it’s my blog and I can delete any comment I want.🙂 Second of all you have no choice but to trust my judgement. I think I proved so far that your freedom of speech is protected here, I publish all comments, positive or negative, but I will not allow anyone to spam my blog or to put in danger anyone’s life. The person whose comment I’ve deleted is on my blacklist. I’ve warned him several times, now I am deleting every comment of his. Fair or not.

      The comment you are talking about was signed as: “Katherine Bique CCM”

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  • NOPS

    Hi. So… I follow your blog since July, I think. Before I say anything,
    And I agree with most of the things you say here and I think you have immense courage to say the things you say.
    But, I wanted to ask you something… how do you get with it? How do you go around all the hate? And the negative feedback? I just said something regarding working in Dubai and places like Saudi Arabia, and people shouted bloody murder at me… How do you get on with this? How do you just let it go? It makes me sad that people believe living in UEA and working in Emirates and the others is as simple as living in Europe. I am can only imagine what you are going through, being taken as someone who is not appreciative. I am really sorry, I can only understand why you say the things you do and why you want this to just be put to a stop.
    Sorry, maybe you won’t reply, but I think I need some of your strength.

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    • Admin

      Actually, I’ve got much, much more positive feedback than the negative one. Also, I am focusing on criticising the work of one company (its management) not the entire country… Since I had a choice to go and try to live and work there and I had a choice to leave.

      Good luck and choose the style of your presentation and your goals carefully.

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    • Admin

      Also, I avoid empty PC conversations. 🙂

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  • NOPS

    Ooh thank you so much for replying. I didn’t mean to bash the countries or the culture, I was a bit busy when I wrote this comment, so didn’t actually explain well, I wrote something about how working for these airline companies are amazing and just glamorous and how some people might have the wrong idea… and because I gathered much information from your blog, and from others (for every single company), I realised it would be good to, NOT SHATTER THE dream, but to make it a bit more realistic, and some people actually said what some have said to you here… things like this is all personal, has nothing to do with reality, and that we are just disgrant ex-employees.
    I just feel so bad when people give me negative feedback, even if I have 10 supporting me… this is why I meant you are really strong, I can only imagine what you have been through, and I am glad that you are honest and want things to change. Thank you! I know you might have lost your faith in a future change, but maybe your blog will actually, maybe slowly, help this companies start taking care of the employees, opposite to how and what they did to you. Please don’t think I was bashing a culture or a country, there is many immigrants in Dubai that say, if you follow the law, just like in another country, it is an amazing place and people are nice, just as you mentioned.
    I am sorry if it seemed like I was insulting the countries.
    Anyway, please, do keep that strength. We need more people like this in the world.

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    • Admin

      Thank you. 🙂

      If you know you are right (and you are right whenever you speak for or fight for endangered and weaker people who do not endanger anyone) keep in mind that negative feedback comes from those who have material interest in keeping the status quo or who want to live in denial or feel guilty for not doing anything. Ignore them. You are right. 🙂

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