In its first major agreement since its recent industrial disputes, Qantas’s short haul cabin crew today voted in favour of a new enterprise bargaining agreement.
The three year agreement between Qantas and the Flight Attendants Association of Australia’s Domestic/Regional Division will apply to approximately 2150 domestic customer service managers and flight attendants.
Qantas group executive of operations Lyell Strambi said the airline was pleased that cabin crew had reached a new agreement.
“Our cabin crew play a vital safety and customer service role for our passengers during every single flight,” he said.
“We have been able to negotiate a good outcome with the FAAA, providing a three per cent pay increase each year for three years as well as some changes to increments and improved flexibility for Qantas.”
Strambi said that arbitration with the pilots’ union, licenced engineers’ union and Transport Workers Union was continuing before Fair Work Australia.
“The arbitration process is run separately for each union. Irrespective of the timeframe for the Fair Work Australia process, the unions are unable to take up industrial action for the period of arbitration and for the period of the EBA determination – which could be up to four years.”