TWU safety investigation at Qantas
Through a worker survey and WHS investigation, the TWU revealed a shocking disregard for safety at Qantas during a global pandemic.
In July 2021, the Federal Court found that Qantas had illegally outsourced 2,500 ground workers. Qantas saw the pandemic as a “transformational opportunity” to make significant changes to its unionised workforce.
Qantas thought it could axe workers, drive down pay and gut conditions under the cloak of COVID-19, despite receiving $2 billion in taxpayer bailouts.
But aviation workers and the TWU fought back – and won.
We’ve sent a clear message to Qantas: we won’t allow a race to the bottom in aviation, with jobs shipped off to the lowest bidder.
The fight is not over yet. Rather than accepting the decision and doing the right thing by the outsourced workers, Qantas has said it will appeal.
Will you join the fight for aviation jobs by signing the open letter to the Qantas Board calling on it to accept the judgment, drop the appeal, and reinstate or compensate the workers it illegally sacked?
It’s time for Qantas to #ReturnQantasJobs.
Take a look back at some of the 2020 actions against Qantas, with TWU members standing up for the jobs they put their heart and souls into. Workers protested at airports in Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland, Perth and Darwin, at politician’s offices and even at Parliament House in Canberra.
We remain strong and united in our fight against the axing of these jobs. Qantas workers and their families deserve better.
Transport workers are fighting for a fairer, safer industry. Join them today and secure your future.