Sir - I believe that there are in existence "anti-poaching" agreements between some airlines whereby, when the imminent big recruitment drive comes, pilots will be prevented from getting better jobs with bigger airlines.
This would be illegal, since it would restrict civil liberties, and managers involved in such tactics could be taken to court for violation of the basic human right of free movement of labour.
Qualified pilots are again becoming a commodity and employers must not interfere with the natural law of supply and demand, having had it their own way for five years.
Capt PETER DUDLEY-SMITH
Herne Bay, Kent, UK
Source: Flight International