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Airways put 'cost savings above safety' - union

Brent Melville
Wed, 13 May 2020

The aviation industry has outlined “serious safety concerns” to Airways New Zealand’s proposal to remove air traffic services from seven regional airports. In its application to the Employment Relations Authority last week, the New Zealand Airline Pilots’ Association, which represents the interests of all air traffic controllers, claims the state-owned enterprise has breached the controllers’ collective employment agreement while not providing adequate notice to the Civil Aviation Authority of the plan. Association president Andrew Ridlin...

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