Recorded at CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, 14-15 Sep 2023

The post-pandemic industrial relations landscape – high wages or more strikes or both?

The industrial relations landscape for aviation in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island states continues to evolve. Aviation businesses continue to face a workforce shortage and have responded by increasing wages, enhancing training and committing more resources to workforce development. At the same time, aviation unions are increasingly dissatisfied with wage offers from aviation business, publicly rejecting offers and openly talking about industrial action.

  • Where has the balance of power ended up in aviation in the post-pandemic period?

  • With thousands of experienced workers having permanently departed the sector, what are the key recruiting areas for aviation businesses?

  • How do airlines address the enormous challenges in recruiting and accessing skilled workers?

  • What is the role of the public sector in helping to build the skills pipelines needed for the long term success of the regional aviation sector?

Moderator: 777 Partners, CEO, Manish Raniga


  • AAA, CEO, James Goodwin
  • Australia & International Pilots Association (AIPA), President, Tony Lucas
  • Flight Attendant Association of Australia, Secretary, Teri O'Toole

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