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Grounded Airline of the Day: Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, announced today that it has grounded its entire fleet as a result of an ongoing dispute with three major Australian unions.
Daughter companies QantasLink and Jetstar will continue to operate for the time being.
In addition to the indefinite grounding of 108 aircraft worldwide, all union-affiliated employees will be locked out effective Monday night.
The dispute involves three industry unions: the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA). Pay, conditions, and outsourcing of jobs are at the heart of the matter.
Despite annoucing in August that its full-year net profit had more than doubled, Qantas still sought to slash over 1,000 jobs and move many of them to Asia. It certainly didn’t help matters that, shortly after annoucing its restructing plan, Qantas revealed that it had given its CEO, Alan Joyce, a 71% raise, bumping his pay package to $5 million a year.
Qantas is offering the 80,000 passengers affected alternative flights to their destinations, or refunds for those whose flights were canceled. Each day the fleet remains grounded costs the airline $20 million. 
“I would hope the parties to this dispute act like adults,” said Australian Transport Minister Anthony Albanese at a press conference. “”[The Government] remains of the view, that with a little bit of commonsense and acknowledgment that there is a common interest between management and employees a solution can be found.”
The industrial relations commission is set to discuss the dispute tonight. 
[abc / smh / image: pixiedub.]

The Spirit of Australia has been grounded. Probably not good for the heads of government in Perth this weekend. I like that Sydney Morning Herald becomes “smh”. Kinda fits the whole situation.

thedailywhat:

Grounded Airline of the Day: Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, announced today that it has grounded its entire fleet as a result of an ongoing dispute with three major Australian unions.

Daughter companies QantasLink and Jetstar will continue to operate for the time being.

In addition to the indefinite grounding of 108 aircraft worldwide, all union-affiliated employees will be locked out effective Monday night.

The dispute involves three industry unions: the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA). Pay, conditions, and outsourcing of jobs are at the heart of the matter.

Despite annoucing in August that its full-year net profit had more than doubled, Qantas still sought to slash over 1,000 jobs and move many of them to Asia. It certainly didn’t help matters that, shortly after annoucing its restructing plan, Qantas revealed that it had given its CEO, Alan Joyce, a 71% raise, bumping his pay package to $5 million a year.

Qantas is offering the 80,000 passengers affected alternative flights to their destinations, or refunds for those whose flights were canceled. Each day the fleet remains grounded costs the airline $20 million. 

“I would hope the parties to this dispute act like adults,” said Australian Transport Minister Anthony Albanese at a press conference. “”[The Government] remains of the view, that with a little bit of commonsense and acknowledgment that there is a common interest between management and employees a solution can be found.”

The industrial relations commission is set to discuss the dispute tonight. 

[abc / smh / image: pixiedub.]

The Spirit of Australia has been grounded. Probably not good for the heads of government in Perth this weekend. I like that Sydney Morning Herald becomes “smh”. Kinda fits the whole situation.

(Source: thedailywhat)

— 2 years ago with 151 notes
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  1. wantstothrill reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    So glad I’m not flying any where in the near future.
  2. rzrbutterflies reblogged this from thedailywhat
  3. thedelugeinthepapercup reblogged this from drizzleandhurricanes and added:
    I really dislike QANTAS. Don’t fly them anymore unless I really have to. Asian Airlines ftw
  4. optimisticpessimism reblogged this from williams-blood and added:
    The sheer level of douchebaggery is astounding.
  5. frdlyghst reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Uhhhh…. I’m flying Qantas when I go to Australia…
  6. drizzleandhurricanes reblogged this from thedailywhat
  7. allmylifeisyours reblogged this from thedailywhat
  8. pugmas reblogged this from thedailywhat
  9. jumpingships reblogged this from thedailywhat
  10. adykins reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    GOOD THING IM FLYING WITH JETSTAR. YES.
  11. klkramer reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Looks like america isn’t the only one screwing it’s citizens
  12. wei-knee reblogged this from thedailywhat
  13. effyeahnurul reblogged this from thedailywhat
  14. lydiaftw reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Priceless. Good job Qantas. (Y)
  15. cowgirltits reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Fuck you, Alan Joyce!
  16. shellpalmer reblogged this from linguistic-controversies
  17. vinciboy reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    "pay, conditions and outsourcing of jobs"? hmm. sounds familiar.
  18. thisandofthat reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Um, they better fix this soon. I’d like to go home.
  19. pmurch reblogged this from thedailywhat
  20. cedricdickery reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    And this is why I’m not flying Quantas to and from Melbourne.
  21. sosungalittleclodofclay reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Doubling profits and one still must outsource jobs? are you shitting me?
  22. thesafaridiscoclub reblogged this from catpolitics
  23. silverblue reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Fuck you, QANTAS! Go unions.
  24. real-news reblogged this from thedailywhat
  25. bjustin reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    The Spirit of Australia has been grounded. Probably not good for the heads of government in Perth this weekend. I like...