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Some excellent wins for NJS pilots

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An 11th hour offer by National Jet Systems management to back pay their Qantas Link pilots allowances to 1st July 2012 proved to be a deal-maker that got a new pay agreement over the line.

The TWU and the pilots bargaining representatives worked long and hard to squeeze the best possible agreement out of the company.

The new collective agreement included:

  • Pay rises of between 4.7% and 20%
  • Increase in minimum callout to 4 hrs
  • Roster changes within 7 days by mutual consent
  • Inclusion of sim time for calculation of overtime
  • Full time allowance for Capt/FO Line trainers
  • Min notice period for transfers
  • All salary and allowances backdated to 1 July 2012

And most importantly we now have a union negotiated collective agreement.

I firmly believe we had reached the point where little else could be achieved by prolonging negotiations any further.

The NJS reps did a fantastic job in trying circumstances and the TWU now believes it is time to accept the company’s offer.

I congratulated all TWU and AFAP members for the UNITED FRONT they presented throughout the campaign.

Industrial relations in the airline industry is a tough old game these days and I’m grateful we’ve locked things away for a few more years.