Qantas Pilot Enterprise Agreement
Qantas pilots will vote directly on a new collective agreement crucial to the company`s Sunrise project after negotiations between the company and their union have ended. The Australian and International Pilots Association informed its members on Friday that management had ended negotiations on a long-distance venture. This possibility remains and one of the existing pilots is very keen to avoid it. AIPA indicated that it would play a role in the development of the proposed enterprise agreement to ensure the interests of pilots. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, the protected control actions affecting Jetstar`s services are carried out by pilots who are members of the Australian Pilots Federation. Qantas said last month that it intended to pursue the strategy, that it had reached an agreement with its pilots, when that was his preference. Once the LHEA negotiations are over, there could be a separate proposal for agreement for Qantas pilots who will be able to vote Long Haul or international routes. It warned at the time that it would not give a direct vote to pilots if it did not reach an agreement with AIPA. If the pilots did not vote on the agreement, they would create their own “job position” that would give it the cost base needed to operate Sunrise.
The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) has approved the Qantas Short Haul Enterprise Agreement (SHEA), which was negotiated with the airline and will now vote on Qantas short-range (national) pilots in early 2020. Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in the airline`s interim results that he had been contacted by an Australian pilot who said he could encourage foreign Asian pilots to customize the new unit and was ready to set up a business to do so. AIPA is also negotiating with Qantas a separate long haul enterprise agreement (LHEA), including pilots employed in Qantas` international service. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the “New Approaches” program.