Comments from Senior Industrial Officer Chris Aikens:
The Network Aviation pilots' 24-hour stoppage on Wednesday is lawful protected industrial action approved by the Fair Work Commission.
The Australian Federation of Air Pilots is disappointed we have had to take this action and remains committed to reaching an agreement for our members who fly for Qantas domestically in Western Australia.
Negotiations on an expired Enterprise Agreement have been at a standstill since March, leaving most Network Aviation pilots with wages and conditions that are well below industry standards.
Many of these pilots even earn less that what is included in the Air Pilots Award which is the bare legal minimum.
Network Aviation's pilots are simply asking for something that is affordable and sustainable for the company and its workforce.