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The Australian and International Pilots Association is urging Qantas management to learn the lessons of the past and strategically invest in the right aircraft for Qantas International so it can return to its former prestige and profitability.
When The Australian Financial Review revealed Etihad Airways – a major shareholder in Virgin Australia – to be in receipt of a secret, interest-free $US3 billion loan from Abu Dhabi’s royal family it confirmed beyond all doubt what most already knew: there is no such thing as a free market in aviation.
Revelations that key Virgin Australia shareholder Etihad is being supported by a secret, interest-free loan from Abu Dhabi’s royal family underlines the need for urgent action to level the playing field for Qantas, the Australian and International Pilots Association said today.
The Australian and International Pilots Association is negotiating with Qantas to ensure a program of voluntary redundancies for pilots is fair and reasonable, AIPA President Nathan Safe confirmed today.
The Australian and International Pilots' Association has welcomed the announcement of a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek.
THE Australian Shareholders Association is pushing ahead with a complaint to the Takeovers Panel aimed at lifting the restrictions on the number of shares retail investors can take up in Virgin Australia's controversial $350 million capital raising.
The Australian and International Pilots Association has today welcomed the incoming CEO of Qantas International, Simon Hickey, on behalf of Qantas pilots.
Although the Federal Court did not rule in its favour today, the Australian and International Pilots Association said its members remain proud of the fact that they were the only party involved in last year’s Qantas dispute not to disrupt the travel plans of passengers through industrial action.
Today’s determination, handed down by Fair Work Australia, on the industrial dispute between Qantas pilots and management, shows how futile CEO Alan Joyce’s strategy of all-out industrial war has been for the airline and the national interest, with FWA rejecting management’s argument that the enterprise agreement was outdated and allowing negotiations for a new agreement to begin as early as next year.
The Australian and International Pilots Association has today congratulated the Fair Work Ombudsman for commencing legal action against Jetstar for allegedly contravening workplace laws.