Notice 008/2017 – Federal Executive Changes

Last week was a big week for the ALAEA with long-serving President Paul Cousins announcing his retirement from the role.  Paul had been in the position for eleven years and has decided to spend more time with his family before the kids reach an age where they will...

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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.

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Notice 027/2016 – 787 Introduction Update

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.

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