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The Transport Workers Union has called for an immediate upgrade in security at all airports following today’s extremist threats at Melbourne airports where Jetstar and Qantas operate.
Employees and shareholders will question the actions of Qantas management this morning after revelations the company was looking to start a “Qantas Asia” brand out of Malaysia in order to continue the off-shoring of Australian jobs.
The Transport Workers Union has threatened strike action at Qantas over security and safety concerns after the airline cancelled negotiation talks today with workplace committees when management were called to a meeting with the aviation safety regulator, CASA.
The Transport Workers Union has welcomed the Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s confirmation of claims by the workforce that only permanent staff were properly background checked for security concerns.
Transport workers at our national airports have called for an immediate upgrade in security at all airports, including the screening of every member of staff to go into secure airside areas, to ensure safety.
The Transport Workers Union has called on the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission to investigate Qantas announcement of a massive fuel-related price increase on tickets.