Virgin pilots reject contract offer

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 20, 2012
Virgin Australia pilots have voted down the airline's contract offer.

The union representing Virgin Australia pilots has urged continued negotiations after its members rejected the airline’s contract offer.

Nearly two-thirds of pilots voted against the new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement put forward by the carrier, the Virgin International Pilots’ Association says.

“The Virgin Australia pilot group has spoken loud and clear,” union executive director Simon O’Hara told Sky News. “This vote sends a very clear message to all parties involved that the pilot group wants the negotiations for a replacement pilots’ EBA to resume and for Virgin Australia to table a better offer.”

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  • Bill

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    It was mentiond earlier in this piece by, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, that the FA-18 Hornet replaced the Mirage fighters. I thought the F-111 ‘Ardvark’ replaced the Mirage jets around 1967 till 1999 such as the Raaf 6th squadron. If my memory serves me correct the aircraft served our country well until they were superseded by the Hornets, which by the way are an exceptional fighter also.

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