Air Pilots Award 2020 //

The Pilots Award 2020 sets the safety net of minimum terms and conditions of employment for Australian pilots. The award includes conditions such as minimum salaries and allowances, redundancy pay, reimbursement of loss of licence insurance, pilot indemnity, a dispute settlement procedure and rostering provisions. The AFAP has played a key role in protecting and improving entitlements under the Award through numerous important submissions to the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The AFAP also ensures the Award is kept up to date and in line with Annual Wage Reviews.

The award, together with the National Employment Standards (NES) under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act), underpin enterprise agreements made between pilots and their employers. Employment agreements/contracts cannot undercut award conditions or exclude the NES. The award and NES provide pilots in general aviation with an enforceable minimum set of terms and conditions of employment.

Air Pilots Award [MA000046] Pay Guide 

Enterprise Agreements

It is well known that better wages and conditions of employment are achieved through collective bargaining. The AFAP's experienced Industrial Team, in partnership with Pilot Representatives, has successfully negotiated numerous fixed wing and rotary pilot agreements.

Employment Contracts

Before starting a new job or if you would like to revisit your current employment contract, our Industrial and Legal Advisers are available to review your contract or agreement to ensure you are receiving the minimum standards under Australian industrial law.


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