Australia’s Rex says 2 enterprise agreements approved by Fair Work

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Rex Jet Fleet Continues to Grow

Singapore SA2024Rex Airlines and National Jet Express (NJE) announced that two Enterprise Agreements (Agreements) that had overwhelming support from employees have been ratified by Fair Work. The Rex Domestic Pilots’ Enterprise Agreement was successfully voted up in mid-June 2023, with almost three quarters of the pilot body supporting it.

Neville Howell, Chief Operating Officer, said, “finalising the Rex Domestic Pilot Agreement marks a significant step given the intended expansion of the domestic operation, and I would like to extend my appreciation to the Pilots for their dedication and commitment to the business.”

The NJE Logistics Enterprise Agreement represents the first to be successfully voted in since Rex purchased NJE in October last year with 100% of employees voting ‘Yes’.

“The ringing endorsement of the Logistics Agreement, which is set to come into effect on 2 August 2023, is a testament of the trust the staff has in the new leadership of the company under the Rex Group,” said Chris Hine, Managing Director of NJE. “This strong relationship stands us in good stead to continue our focus on the growth of the business and the many opportunities ahead,” Hine added.

Rex and NJE are working to finalise the remaining agreements.

Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 58 Saab 340 and 7 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 57 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the airline Rex, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator), the Australian Airline Pilot Academy with campuses in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat, and propeller maintenance organisation, Australian Aerospace Propeller Maintenance. Rex is also a 50% shareholder of National Jet Express (NJE), a premier Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO), charter and freight operator.

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