September 12, 2022

Shocking Qantas episode of Four Corners shows need for aviation reform

Recently several TWU members as well as TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine appeared on a Qantas-focused episode of ABC Four Corners – Australia’s leading investigative journalism show.

Members have been instrumental in holding Qantas to account since the company illegally outsourced 1700 ground workers, and we’re building momentum.

The Four Corners investigation laid bare the shocking treatment of workers at Qantas, and the way the Joyce-led management team has driven pay and conditions into the ground across the industry.

Watch the full episode on Youtube, or here on iView.


With the spotlight on aviation, we now have a chance to push for better, and win reform that would make our industry fairer and safer.

We can’t afford for Qantas-style outsourcing and cuts to conditions to become the norm. Our industry desperately needs reform.

We need a Safe and Secure Skies Commission that can:

  • Lift standards for all airport workers
  • Make sure workers get the same pay for doing the same job
  • Hold companies like Qantas to account for safety and fairness
  • Cap executive pay packets and bonuses to invest in workers

The Albanese government has made several commitments to a safer and fairer transport industry, and it’s up to every one of us to show why reform can’t wait.

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