VIPA is run by Virgin Australia Group pilots, solely for the benefit of Virgin Australia Group pilots. We do not represent other airlines or general aviation pilots.
Our focus is sharp.
We understand the issues.
Our aim is directed at enhancing the pilot profession and supporting pilots in the Virgin Australia Group.
As pilots, we are passionate about our profession. We have worked hard and we value assistance that offers protection, support and advice for our flying life. VIPA offers that assistance.
Join VIPA and let us take the journey with you…for your career.
Industrial advice and assistance
Work rules and rostering issues and queries
Workplace disputes and grievances
Safety reports and FDAP issues
Incidents or accidents
Training and support programs
CASA medical problems including appeals
Assistance with returning to work after illness or injury
VIPA Loss of Licence Fund (VLF)
Your VIPA representatives have created a simple, new and fair Loss of Licence (LoL) Protection product for VIPA members.
The VLF offers enhanced protection, with improved benefit amounts and availability for pilots in all fleets.
The Permanent LoL benefit does not vary with age, fleet, rank or salary.
Your contract of employment is a very important document, and forms the legal basis for your appointment as a pilot for the Virgin Group.
An employment contract, or in our case, an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a very complex document which governs many parts of our work and home life.
Getting it right is paramount.