Posted on: 01 December 2015 by Mark Howells
Compass Airlines has amended its Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for pilots to increase First Officers’ first year pay to US$35.81 per flight hour as well as giving Compass the flexibility to quickly raise first year pay in response to market conditions.
The agreement was reached as part of a voluntary mediated settlement of a number of outstanding issues between Compass Airlines and its pilot group, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
“We are delighted that the global resolution process has resulted in an agreement that is mutually beneficial for both parties, and allows us to move forward with an amended agreement that increases compensation for Compass pilots,” remarked Rick Leach, Compass Airlines’ CEO. “Additionally, this agreement gives Compass the tools it needs to remain competitive in the regional airline marketplace.”
Anthony Zerafa, the leader of the Compass ALPA pilot group, added, “The recent mediated settlement agreement has addressed a number of issues that will improve all our pilots' quality of life. We are dedicated to continue working on behalf of all of our pilots to ensure Compass' continued success.”
The CBA also now includes the provision of four paid hotel stays per month for commuting pilots. Both amendments contract are effective immediately.