QANTAS has locked out international pilots, baggage handlers and engineers, essentially bringing its operations to a halt.
It has grounded all its entire domestic and international fleets indefinitely from 5pm AEDT.
The airline announced minutes ago it was locking out all members covered by the industrial agreements currently being negotiated with the Australian Licenced Engineers Union (ALAEA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the Australian and International Pilots Union (AIPA).
As I figure the Qantas board runs the airline, not the unions, then that’s fine by me.
The ALP, the gift that keeps on giving. Albanese believes Qantas should have talked to him earlier. Maybe he should have spoken to his union mates earlier. Why should Qantas put up with strikes that are costing them millions of dollars daily as the union fight to get the power back they had under Hawke.