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Sunstate Airlines Pilot Enterprise Agreement

The 450 pilots involved expect a 2% pay increase in 2021 and 2022. The Pilots Award 2010 establishes the safety net of minimum conditions of employment for Australian pilots. The indemnity includes conditions such as minimum salaries and allowances, severance pay, reimbursement of licence loss insurance, compensation for pilots, a dispute resolution procedure and provisions relating to the list. AFAP has played a key role in protecting and improving price claims through numerous important submissions to the Fair Work Commission (FWC). AFAP also ensures that the scholarship is kept up to date and in line with annual salary reviews. “We are pleased to have achieved a pragmatic result for the QantasLink pilot groups. Before accepting a new job or if you wish to review your current employment contract, our industry and legal advisors are available to review your contract or agreement to ensure you receive the minimum standards of Australian labour law. According to the union, more than 90% of participating QLink pilots from Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Australia Airlines voted for the new operating agreement. At the time, the national airline confirmed that its next round of company deals would include a two-year wage freeze and then provide for an annual increase of 2 percent, up from 3 percent before the COVID-19 pandemic. The new company agreements negotiated with AFAP are backdated to 2019, so the wage freeze period has already expired and pilots will receive a 2% increase in 2021 and 2022.

Their agreement goes a long way in ensuring that all Sunstate/QantasLink employees have better conditions and pay better at work. As a trade unionist, you have improved the working conditions of all employees. According to the Australian Air Pilots Federation, which negotiated the new operating agreement, the documents have been backdated to 2019, meaning the wage freeze period has already expired. The most effective way to resolve issues when working with your union is to email airlines@together.org.au or call 1800 177 244 to speak directly to one of your experienced unionized industrial employees. AFAP is also in negotiations with Jetstar, Qantas` budget subsidiary, over its corporate agreement with its pilots. It is well known that collective bargaining leads to better wages and employment conditions. AFAP`s experienced industrial team has successfully negotiated numerous fixed-wing and rotary wing pilot contracts in cooperation with pilot representatives. The company will now submit the necessary documentation to the Fair Work Commission to apply for certification of agreement where refunds should then be processed, the union said. This makes QantasLink the first major group to negotiate and accept the wage freeze agreement since Qantas announced in May this year that it will introduce a two-year wage freeze on all new Qantas Group company deals to reduce its annual costs by $1 billion by Fiscal Year 23. “There is a corporate bargaining system so that both sides can sit down together and compromise,” Kaine said, adding that the announcement of the wage freeze “is at odds with the collective bargaining of companies.” “AFAP`s pilot boards in the Eastern and Sunstate states look forward to resuming negotiations in the second half of next year in what we believe to be a better negotiating environment.” QantasLink pilots are the first large unionized cohort of the Qantas Group to agree to a two-year wage freeze while the grounded airline goes through the pandemic. Remember that there is always a lot of information and activity during negotiations.

You and your colleagues must continue to be active and involved (now more than ever) to ensure that the agreement is implemented and that issues in your workplace are resolved throughout the life of the agreement. Ask your colleagues to join you as a Member of Together so you can get the most out of this new agreement. “AFAP worked with the company to conclude the companies` negotiations,” a union spokesman said of the QantasLink agreement. The price, along with National Employment Standards (NES) under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act), underpins company agreements between pilots and their employers. Employment contracts must not affect the conditions of award or exclude the NES. The price and the NES provide general aviation pilots with a minimum enforceable level of terms and conditions of employment. “Cost management remains a critical part of our recovery, especially given the revenue we have lost and the highly competitive market we find ourselves in,” said CEO Alan Joyce in the ASX announcement. Your stewards are still waiting to hear from Sunstate/QantasLink on the timing of the start of your pay increases. If your union has more information, you will receive an update. QantasLink pilots are the first large unionized cohort within the Qantas Group to agree to a two-year wage freeze in light of the impact of the COVID pandemic on the industry. TWU pointed out that Qantas posted a loss of $2.8 billion in 2014 and imposed a similar two-year wage freeze on its workforce, which the union believes Qantas workers` income has never recovered. .

Don`t go alone if you have problems at work. Your delegates and union office can help you in a variety of areas, including (but not limited to): At the time, TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine criticized Qantas` decision to freeze wages and curb future wage growth, given that the airline had hosted more than $2 billion in government bailouts since the pandemic began. “This loss shows the impact that a full year of international border closures and more than 330 days of domestic travel restrictions have had on the domestic airline,” Joyce said, adding that operating conditions had been “frankly diabolical.” Qantas recorded a staggering pre-tax legal loss, which includes one-time costs such as layoff payments and aircraft depreciation, of $2.35 billion. . Congratulations, yesterday the Fair Work Board approved your corporate agreement on administrative services. . The national airline introduced permanent long-term cost reductions of $650 million during the year, with the goal of achieving sustained annual savings of $1 billion by ef23. “We cannot see the benefits of this funding to the public if it consistently leads to job losses, outsourced workers and lower wages.

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