Meetings have concluded and we have an in-principle agreement. We haven’t given away too much although taking 2% wage rises does add significant benefit to the company. Apart from that we have secured plenty of good things that will certainly give those who have fallen behind with the new licencing system an equal footing and nobody will lose licence payments for retiring aircraft. FRCs will remain secured within the Agreement including on new aircraft types. Everyone will be offered type training from 1 Jan next year until the Agreement ends including those AMEs who gain all their basics.
We’ve been asked by the ACTU to get members to complete a survey about your working conditions etc. In doing so they suggest we send out a stock standard (and quite uninteresting) message which I have included below. I’d rather explain it in real terms though as the piece of work is important to us all.
Just wanted to share an update on Leave Burn court matters. Yesterday I signed up my 250 page affidavit for the Federal Court in support of our application.
Most of you would be aware that CASR Part 66 training standards for Aircraft Maintenance Licencing are underpinned by the Aeroskills Training Package (MEA) and associated Qualifications and Units of Competency, delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) approved by CASA under CASR Part 147.
The ALAEA Android App has now been released and can be downloaded from google play. This means that both Android and Apple users can download this handy tool that contains a number of features for members. Apart from the many links to useful information, the app acts as another two-way communication tool between the members and our office.
The Qantas Super Board elections are currently underway. The ALAEA is supporting our Assistant Federal Secretary Luke Murray to be elected to the Board after a request for assistance from other unions.