Pilot unions claims dismissed by Qantas

first_imgQantas in negotiations with AIPA Qantas has not made a pilot redundant for nearly 40 years, and it is not about to lay anyone off now, the airline announced yesterday.The assertion by the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) that Qantas aviators’ jobs are at risk is merely an attempt to gain leverage for a new enterprise bargaining agreement for international pilots, the carrier have said.   According to the airline, the combined effect of wage demands by AIPA would boost pilot salaries by approximately 26 per cent over three years, and not 2.5 per cent as the union has suggested. Additionally, AIPA has demanded that only Qantas pilots be allowed to fly jets in other Qantas Group airlines, an order the airline said would hurt Jetstar’s ability to compete as a private company with other low-cost carriers.      Qantas are concerned that any industrial action taken against it by AIPA would seriously impact business, as well as cause massive disruptions for passengers. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

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