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Qantas/Jetstar employees have called on CEO to give surety and security to the ongoing employment of thousands of hard-working employees across Australia, after the head of Qantas outlined future plans for the flying kangaroo included destroying Australian jobs under the guise of flexibility.
Transport Workers want protections applied to any action taken to improve carbon emission outputs from transport in order to protect jobs and promote safety in an industry set to double in size over the next decade.
Truck drivers have called on the Federal Government to provide full cost recovery from clients for all drivers if a price on carbon causes costs to increase in the transport sector.
Truck drivers have called on clients to be reasonable and not enforce fines on drivers given the large delays on the Pacific Highway following this morning’s fatal accident near Macksville.
The Transport Workers Union has labelled the training by Qantas of overseas “strikebreakers” as immoral and un-Australian, comparing it to the Patrick’s waterfront dispute of 1998 when workers were trained in the Middle East.
The Transport Workers Union has called for a complete upgrade of all security across Qantas operations after yet another security breach at a busy capital city terminal.