Rex has reported that its regional pilots have endorsed a new industrial agreement with the airline, the third key workforce group to have done so in the last two months.
A staggering 86% of the pilots, who operate Rex’s fleet of 61 Saab 340 turboprop aircraft to 58 regional destinations Australia-wide, voted in favour of the new four-year agreement. The regional pilots (Saab) agreement will now go to the Fair Work Commission, which is expected to formally ratify it in the next few weeks.
Paula Tran, Rex’s HR Manager said: “The vote follows over four years of protracted and arduous negotiations during which the pandemic has wreaked huge economic misery on both the company and the pilot group. At the end, a fair and reasonable outcome was reached that enabled the company to rebuild itself and provide a good future for all its staff.”
This latest agreement follows agreements Rex has successfully negotiated with both its engineers and domestic flight attendants groups, with the endorsement rates similarly at very high levels of 92% and 75% respectively.