AIPA has expressed your concerns and we are awaiting a response from Qantas. In the meantime, AIPA representatives met with jetconnect pilots to discuss the information provided to them and AIPA network members requested clarification on the A320 operational proposals within the organization. We expect that early next week we will discuss Jetconnect`s proposal with NZALPA`s compatriots during a Skype connection. The prize, in collaboration with National Employment Standards (NES), is based on the Fair Labour Act 2009 (law) between pilots and their employers. Contracts/employment contracts cannot be sub-contributed to the terms of award or exclude the NES. The price and the NES offer general aviation pilots a minimum of applicable conditions of employment. The Pilots Award 2010 defines the safety net for minimum working conditions for Australian pilots. The arbitration award includes conditions such as minimum wage and severance pay, severance pay, reimbursement of loss of licence insurance, pilot compensation, dispute resolution procedure and roll-and-roll rules. AFAP has played a key role in protecting and improving rights under the award through numerous important bids to the Fair Labour Commission (FWC).
AFAP also ensures that the price is kept up-to-date and in line with annual salary assessments. It is common knowledge that collective bargaining leads to better wages and conditions of employment. AFAP`s experienced industrial team has successfully negotiated numerous Fixedsd Wing and Rotary pilot contracts in collaboration with pilot representatives. Before you start a new job or review your current employment contract, our industry and legal advisors are available to verify your contract or agreement to ensure that you receive the minimum standards under Australian labour law. Management availability during the holiday season prevented personal meetings to discuss pilots` concerns about the information presented around The Jetconnect and Network proposals, but work continued in the background. In the absence of information on the deminimification that Qantas referred to, a number of rumours circulated, some of which were submitted to qantas. These are: Another Christmas/New Year period is over and, despite some weather events and a narrow set-up, the pre-nomination for Christmas models has been a success in reducing service interruptions during the Christmas period. Unfortunately, the facility is expected to continue in the first half of 2018, as training will continue with maximum capacity. AIPA is committed to using all available resources to ensure that these proposals are not used as industrial models in which we have expressed our concerns. The first was that the Jetconnect drive system had to be integrated into the Qantas system. The response we have received on this is that the two organizations are held separately.
The reported presence of jetconnect trainers during Qantas Mainline Simulator Sessions has been questioned and reported as part of the process for this separate system under the Qantas AOC. Second, that the inclusion of a provision in the new Jetconnect agreement (which was rejected this week) for the new types was intended to set up the operation with the A330. In every conversation we had with Qantas about all the assurances he would offer, he indicated that the proposal would be individual reporting operations limited to The Tasman. Finally, in a letter sent to Perth by AIPA representatives, some members expressed concern that the proposed aviation network would be the catalyst for the closure of the Perth base.