What is the Norwegian Pilot Group?
The pilot associations representing NORWEGIAN pilots throughout Europe have entered into the following Trans-National Agreement in response to the challenges created by the complex business model that is being developed by NORWEGIAN. To assist NORWEGIAN pilots in achieving the objectives set out in this Agreement, the Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU - Norway, Sweden and Denmark), the Norwegian Pilot Union Finland (NPUF - Finland), the British Air Line Pilots' Association (BALPA - UK), Sindicato Español de Pilotos de Líneas Aéreas (SEPLA - Spain), Associazione Nazionale Piloti Aviazione Commerciale (ANPAC - Italy), Irish Air Line Pilots' Association (IALPA - Ireland), NF (Norway), FPA (Finland), SPF (Sweden) and FPU (Denmark) have agreed to establish the Norwegian Pilot Group (NPG).
The Signatory Unions have agreed five key objectives:
- To form an alliance uniting all NORWEGIAN pilots;
- To establish secure, direct permanent employment under harmonised Collective Labour Agreements (CLAs);
- To promote equal career opportunities through a common and transparent seniority system;
- To facilitate the effective collective representation for all NORWEGIAN pilots regardless of country or base;
- To highlight that union membership and recognition is compatible with a successful and profitable NORWEGIAN.
The Signatory Unions have further agreed to establish a joint working group, consisting of senior Representatives from each pilot association, to:
- Produce a detailed agreement formalizing the establishment of the Norwegian Pilot Group;
- Continue sharing knowledge and information relating to NORWEGIAN;
- Develop a common strategy for organizing NORWEGIAN pilots and protecting their shared professional interests based on the key objectives set out above;
- Avoid any action that could adversely affect the bargaining position of the Signatory Unions, both individually and collectively.
The Signatory Unions believe that cooperation and unity of purpose are essential to protect our collective professional interests in NORWEGIAN and are committed to working together to achieve the objectives set out in this Agreement.
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Martin has been working for Norwegian since 2013. He has enjoyed more than a decade of experience in the aviation industry, flying for several airlines as well as Corporate Jets. In early 2017 he was elected as the President of the Norwegian Pilot Group (NPG). As NPG President he is representing Norwegian Pilots around the world on transnational matters, focusing on expanding the Norwegian Pilot Group in the same way the airline expands as well as coordinating the NPG’s efforts with other Pilot Groups as well as international pilot organizations such as IFALPA or the ECA.
Martin’s vision is to "bring human values back to business". To achieve his vision he is following his mission by promoting value-based people cultures (“Unity before Flight”). For Martin, this approach generates a collective "buy in" across several layers within organizations, compared to the classical "top-down" approach. Martin truly believes that by placing the focus on employee/ people development it is possible to unleash unlimited potential to boost competitive advantage of any organization.
Martin holds an MBA degree in Aviation Management (graduation in Competitive Strategy / Employment Relations) plus being a certified "Corporate Happiness Ex- pert" (yes, such a thing exists). Additionally he is an Associate Certified Business- and Human Potential Development Coach of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a Quality & Safety Auditor, a Risk Assessor as well as a Safety Expert.
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The NPG Team wishes all of our friends and colleagues a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe and successful 2018!
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