Regional Express Pilots Agreement 2014

In 2014, the Regional Express Pilots Agreement was a significant development in the aviation industry in Australia. It involved the negotiation and signing of a new enterprise agreement between Regional Express (Rex) and the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP), which represents the majority of Rex pilots.

The agreement covered a range of issues that affect pilots, such as pay rates, rosters, allowances, and working conditions. It also introduced new measures to improve safety, training, and career progression for pilots.

One of the most significant changes was the introduction of a new pay structure that provided more transparency and fairness for pilots. Under the new system, pilots received a base salary plus a series of allowances and bonuses based on their experience, skills, and performance. This meant that pilots had more control over their earnings, and were rewarded for their hard work and dedication.

The agreement also included changes to rostering arrangements that aimed to reduce fatigue and improve work-life balance. Pilots were given more time off between flights, and the rostering system was changed to allow for more predictable and stable rosters.

Another important aspect of the agreement was the introduction of new safety measures, including enhanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) and a pilot mentoring program. These measures aimed to improve safety culture and reduce the risk of accidents and incidents.

Overall, the Regional Express Pilots Agreement was a significant achievement for Rex and the AFAP, as it provided a framework for fair and safe working conditions for pilots. It also demonstrated the importance of effective negotiation and collaboration between employers and employees to achieve positive outcomes for all parties involved.