Pilots vow go-slow over Jetstar plans

JETSTAR pilots are planning ''a September to remember'' go-slow that could cause flight delays in protest at what they say is an airline bid to undermine wages and conditions.

More than 100 pilots will meet on Monday to vent their anger over proposed work arrangements as Jetstar expands into Asia and Europe.

This includes encouraging pilots to transfer to the airline's new Singapore-Melbourne route where - despite flying Australian-registered A330 aircraft into Australia - they will be employed on private contracts under Singapore laws.

Under the plan, Singapore and Vietnam-based pilots would also be transferred to Australia where they would not be employed under the Jetstar Australia employment agreement, but through a ''new Jetstar Group company'' that would be required to pay only the award rate.

Pilots are considering a range of go-slow or work-to-rule measures for their month-long protest.