Rex, Australia’s independent regional and domestic airline, has signed new industrial agreements with two key sections of the airline’s workforce. The new Enterprise Agreements (EAs) were overwhelmingly endorsed by both the airline’s domestic flight attendants and Regional Express aircraft engineers.
In separate ballots held over the last two weeks, 75% of flight attendants and 92% of engineers voted in favour of the new enterprise agreements. The enterprise agreements, which were finalised after 18-months of negotiations, will run for three and four years respectively and include pay rises for both groups.
“The Board is delighted with the strong endorsement and support from the staff groups which is reflected in the way we are not experiencing the extreme chaos the other major carriers are facing,” Rex’s Executive Chairman, Lim Kim Hai, said. “We are at the final stages with other Enterprise Agreements, and we are planning to put these out to a vote soon.”