Michael Kaine, National Secretary
Michael has been fighting for the rights of transport workers for over 20 years ...
Negotiating teams negotiated a profit-sharing scheme with Virgin in 2021, half of which will now be brought forward to December of this year. Your delegates have also fought hard for other recognition:
Half of the union-negotiated 6% profit share brought forward a year to December 2022
An additional reward payment of either 0.5% or $500, whichever is greater, next month
These measures come after delegates and officials have spent weeks calling on the company to act to ease the financial strain on workers as inflation soars.
While there is still work to be done to improve pay and conditions for aviation workers, it is a testament to Virgin that those conversations happen respectfully at the table with workers, rather than callous executive decisions that slash pay and attack jobs.
We continue to call for a Safe and Secure Skies Commission that will raise standards and keep skilled aviation workers in jobs as aviation recovers.
Transport workers are fighting for a fairer, safer industry. Join them today and secure your future.