Pilots Reach Settlement with Air Nelson
New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association
For Immediate Release
22 September 2012
Pilots Reach Settlement with Air Nelson – Industrial Action Withdrawn
The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association (NZALPA) confirms that on Friday evening members employed by Air New Zealand subsidiary, Air Nelson Ltd, reached a settlement in their bargaining for a new collective agreement.
"Negotiations were hampered by unnecessary delays in completing the drafting required to complete the process" said NZALPA President Glen Kenny. "We are pleased that a settlement has been reached. The required ratification process will now commence, which will take a few weeks to complete."
If successfully ratified, the new agreement will see pilots achieve salary increases of almost 8% over a three year period, and enhanced superannuation entitlements. The parties have also committed to exploring a different pay scheme that could result in more efficient rostering and that better rewards pilots for productive flight hours.
As a consequence of achieving a settlement, NZALPA has withdrawn the low level industrial action that was scheduled to commence on Monday.
About NZALPA - Established in 1945, NZALPA is an internationally affiliated professional trade union for New Zealand pilots and air traffic controllers. Our diverse membership includes General Aviation and commercial pilots, flight instructors and approximately 400 of New Zealand’s air traffic controllers in the employ of Airways NZ.
NZALPA was one of the 13 founding states of IFALPA - the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations, an organisation founded to represent the interests of over 100,000 pilots worldwide. IFALPA membership is dispersed through 101 Member Associations who work together as the ‘global voice of pilots’.
In 1965, air traffic
controllers joined the International Federation of Air
Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA), which represents
50,000 air traffic controllers worldwide. NZALPA is one of
130 Member Associations affiliated to IFATCA, and has
remained an active member in all aspects since