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Qantas employees are questioning the motives of management after the airline announced yesterday it would be offering redundancies to 7000 cabin crew across the groups operations.
A dozen TWU members doing waste removal in Sydney’s west have stared down big business, including the Australian Mining and Minerals Association, The Australian Industry Group and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and won during a case before Fair Work Australia.
The Australian Aviation Unions Federation will front the House Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications’ ‘Inquiry into ratio of cabin crew members on aircraft’ today calling on safety to be put in front of short- term management, bonus-induced cost cutting.
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.