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The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association Newsletter. As of April 2020 Uplink ALPA is a 6-monthly publication.

Enthusiastic response to critical general aviation survey

Last month NZALPA launched its inaugural survey of the growing numbers of our membership involved in the General Aviation (GA) sector. 

NZALPA was pleased with the statistically significant number of 120 GA pilots who chose to undertake the survey. Respondents represented all sizes of aviation operations and both fixed and rotary wing pilots who are operating under CAA Act Part 115, 125, 135 & 141. 

To better understand and meet the needs of general aviation members, NZALPA looked to take a snapshot of current industry conditions, employment arrangements, opinions and experiences. 

The survey particularly focused on the nature of employment agreements in the sector, including auditing the number and conditions of members in atypical employment practices, minimum employment standards, and any adverse behaviours experienced by pilots.

The survey also asked about workplace culture around reporting and the level of compliance with minimum entitlements. From this information, NZALPA can start to draw a clear picture of the working conditions and the main issues that need to be addressed. 

The survey was anonymous and participants are not identifiable.

Results from the survey will be published in Uplink shortly. NZALPA will also be using the data to discuss the wider findings with government officials, Ministers, regulators and potentially through the media, but we give assurance to members that no information will be given publicly that can identify the person who provided it. 

A big thank you to all those members who chose to take the time to answer questions and share their experiences and views.

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