Pilots at Qantas subsidiary Network Aviation have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking protected industrial action (PIA) in a ballot that closed last night.
More than 99.5 per cent of the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) pilot members at Network Aviation voted to approve the taking of a range of legally protected industrial action that include a number of work bans and, potentially, work stoppages.
The PIA ballot opened on 6 September 2023 and closed on 25 September 2023 during which a total of 209 of the 211 AFAP members who were eligible to participate submitted a vote online in a ballot approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) and conducted by TrueVote.
About AFAP: The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) represents more than 85 per cent of the commercial pilots employed by Qantas Group subsidiary Network Aviation to fly passenger transport (PT), and fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) and private charter aircraft in Western Australia.
This pilot group is negotiating a new enterprise agreement to replace the Network Aviation Pilots Enterprise Agreement 2016 (that expired 31 Oct 2020).
With more than 5700 members, the AFAP is the largest professional association and industrial organisation for commercial pilots in Australia flying domestically and internationally.
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