“When you board a Qantas flight, you expect a Qantas pilot”
You may have heard in the media recently, that Qantas pilots are on the verge of protected industrial action, for the first time in over 40 years.
This is a subject very close to my heart as my husband is Qantas pilot. I’ve heard what is being said in the media and it all seems very one-sided – Qantas Corporation sided. So I thought I’d use my little bit of the blogosphere to highlight the other side – the pilots position.
From the Qantas pilots website:
Pilots are also hoping that protected industrial action will make the public aware of what current Qantas management is planning to do with the cherished airline. The public overwhelmingly wants their Qantas flights operated by Australian Qantas pilots, who they trust have been developed through the Qantas safety culture.
However, in recent years, Qantas pilots have grown concerned about a new management strategy to replace Australian Qantas pilots with outsourced and offshore alternatives. This move is not in the interests of pilots, passengers or, ultimately, profits.
To protect their flying, Qantas pilots, through their professional association, AIPA (Australian and International Pilots Association), are pressing to get a ‘Qantas flight/Qantas pilot clause’ included in their new three-year enterprise agreement.
So what can you do to help?
Take some action and sign the petition HERE
“When I board a Qantas flight I expect a Qantas pilot at the controls. I do not approve of Qantas management eroding this crucial aspect of the brand. Qantas pilots have developed a unique safety culture over 90 years. I want to see that culture preserved for future generations of Qantas passengers.”
Thanks everyone. Samelia’s Mum will be back to more a more crafty post tomorrow… and an international crafty giveaway too