Members are advised the ALAEA has reached agreement with Jetstar for the Association to conduct on site EA information sessions. Members rostered on duty will be allowed to attend without loss of pay.
The ALAEA is working with Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) in relation to gathering OHS success stories with a view of publishing and celebrating the wins in Victoria.
In a few months the current Virgin Tech Enterprise Agreement will expire. This means it is time to negotiate a replacement agreement. Your Reps have been discussing the upcoming negotiations and some submissions were received from the membership late last year detailing the priorities of what you want to achieve through the process. A negotiating committee has now been formed and the first meeting with the airline will take place on January 23rd.
Yesterday we met with Qantas again to discuss plans for the introduction of the new aircraft into the Qantas fleet. The Qantas delegation was led by Sandra Nieuwenhuijzen with some other managers attending including Dave Kelly from Maintenance Watch. There was no nice Qantas email yesterday afternoon about the wonderful spirit of co-operation between the parties. The reason for that will be explained below.
One of our members has had a bit of a rough trot lately, and has asked for our assistance.