Airport staff bag Jetstar over luggage

Release date: 11/11/2009

UNIONS are threatening to impose bans on the loading and unloading of bags on Jetstar flights throughout the Oceania region unless the Qantas subsidiary addresses concerns over alleged security lapses at Sydney airport.

The International Transport Workers Federation, which represents millions of union members worldwide, is expected to pass a motion in Sydney today that threatens to impose restrictions on the loading and unloading of passenger bags if the grievances of Australian unions are not addressed.

The Transport Workers Union yesterday initiated separate legal action in the Federal Court alleging that checked baggage was not adequately screened and cleared before it was put on Jetstar aircraft on five occasions between June and September

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