Virgin Australia Enterprise Bargaining Agreement

The new enterprise agreement, drawn up this week by the unions and the new owner Bain Capital, was placed in front of some 6,000 employees of the airline. Hrdlicka said the airline had reached a “critical moment” in negotiations on enterprise agreements and thanked the Virgin team and the unions for their efforts during the negotiation process. The unions have now agreed on the principle of new employment contracts with Virgin`s new management, under the leadership of general management Jayne Hrdlicka. A new deal that will freeze payment in exchange for the promise that the roles will not be outsourced will be voted on in the coming days by Virgin Australia employees. “Wage stoppages, even if they are temporary, are never easy, but the commitment and commitment of workers to ensure that Virgin survives is what enabled the agreements in principle,” she said. The company`s ability to reset Virgin`s pilots is partly made possible by the expiry of their enterprise agreement, but the success of achieving the result has been enhanced by the fact that there are tens of thousands of oversized drivers in the world. According to a report published in Thursday`s issue of The Australian, the proposed new agreements could involve a radical restructuring of the newly launched airline`s working conditions. Virgin has already given virgin`s pilots` union the big brushstrokes of the pay and conditioning issues it wants to address, but few quantitative details, as negotiations for a new enterprise deal are still in the works. Unions have said Virgin Australia`s step of keeping the turnover in its own home, instead of outsourcing it to third parties, could give the airline a competitive advantage over its biggest rival after it and the airline`s new owner, Bain Capital, reached the deal in principle. Qantas signed a collective agreement for long-haul pilots in the months leading up to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and its short-haul contract still has a few years to come. TWU Secretary of State Michael Kaine said the agreements would enhance job security by ensuring that Virgin workers perform the airline`s work and are not relocated. Ms Hrdlicka said the airline would vote first this week on Virgin Australia Regional Airlines agreements and the rest of the agreements would be put to a vote in the coming weeks. According to a report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the agreement will freeze employee compensation for 18 months as the company works to recover from the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.