Pilot industrial action averted at Tigerair

Late last night, in-principle agreement was reached between the Australian Federation of Air pilots (AFAP) and Tigerair Australia for a new pilot enterprise agreement. This agreement means that the protected industrial action which was scheduled to commence on Friday 4 May has been cancelled. 


Simon Lutton, Executive Director of the AFAP, says “We are very pleased that after more than a year of negotiation, we have now reached in-principle agreement at Tigerair.” 


“We believe the new agreement is fair and reasonable and are happy the parties could work constructively to avoid industrial action. We will continue working with Tigerair to finalise an agreement document to be put to the pilot group.” 


It is expected that the full agreement will be distributed to pilots in the coming weeks. 


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The AFAP is the largest industrial and professional association representing Australian commercial air pilots, and represents 75% of Tigerair pilots.


Please direct media enquiries to: 


Simon Lutton, AFAP Executive Director

0419 482 582 simon@afap.org.au

James Lauchland, AFAP Senior Industrial Officer
0401 977 755 james@afap.org.au



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