Qantas's long-running dispute with its engineers has been resolved with a four-year "in principle" Enterprise Bargaining Agreement between the carrier and the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Assn. The pact, which will be the subject of a formal vote, covers nearly 1,600 engineering employees. They had been lobbying for a 5% annual pay increase but the new agreement settles at 3%, a figure that all other QF unions have accepted.

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