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TWU Vows To Fight Qantas Sacking Of 2500 Workers
Dec 3rd, 2020 at 5:27am
 
TWU vows to fight Qantas sacking of 2500 workers
Green Left Weekly
December 2, 2020

Transport Workers Union (TWU) national secretary Michael Kaine hit out at Qantas’ announcement on November 30 that 2500 baggage handlers, ground crew and cabin cleaners would “face the axe” saying that they were being replaced with workers on lower pay and conditions.   Sad

“The pandemic has been very tough on airlines and aviation, but what Qantas is doing is different: documents show this was planned 10 years ago. Qantas is deliberately targeting this group of workers.”

In addition to the recent sackings, Qantas announced 6000 redundancies in August.

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TWU members protested at airports in Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland, Perth and Darwin. They have also targeted MPs offices and Parliament House in Canberra. The union has also opened up a campaign headquarters next door to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office in Cronulla in New South Wales.   Smiley

Qantas rejected a plan by the TWU to retain existing staff in its workforce restructure, originally proposed in August. Kaine said the workers’ bid, produced with consulting firm EY, was thorough, competitive and delivered millions of dollars in savings.

Kaine said Qantas’ decision will “hurt the airline deeply”. Qantas said it will put the jobs out to tender, to companies such as Swissport, where workers are paid at below award rates.   Angry

“Qantas has spent hundreds of millions in training these workers up over decades to achieve high standards, and the idea of pushing them out the door to replace them with less trained workers on lower conditions is sickening.

“Families across Australia are now facing a grim Christmas, where the future lies at the end of a Centrelink queue.”   Sad

The TWU wants Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to resign. It has also criticised the federal government for squandering more than half a billion dollars in pandemic assistance.

Qantas received $267 million through the JobKeeper supplement and $248 million through direct government assistance.

“Qantas has taken millions in JobKeeper wage subsidies — more than any other company — with the express intent of keeping people employed. But now Alan Joyce wants to destroy thousands more livelihoods. This is callous abuse of public money,” Kaine said.

The TWU also wants the prime minister to make Qantas accountable for “its misuse of taxpayers’ money” and a national plan for aviation which includes saving jobs.

Kaine said the mass sackings will destroy standards and “introduce a rip-off Ryanair model where neither workers nor passengers are protected”.

Qantas workers are paying the price for the Hawke-Keating Labor government’s privatisation of the formerly public airline in the early 1990s.
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Re: TWU Vows To Fight Qantas Sacking Of 2500 Workers
Reply #1 - Dec 3rd, 2020 at 6:08am
 
The Killing Fields of Neo-Con 'Industrial Reform' continue unabated.....

Hang the Irish Poof!!

Will Labor reverse these policies once in power?  Not as long as their arseholes point downwards - they have much bigger fish to fry than the paltry concerns of a few workers at the bottom having food on the table and a roof over their head.

BOTR!!
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Reply #2 - Dec 3rd, 2020 at 6:14am
 
“Qantas has taken millions in JobKeeper wage subsidies — more than any other company — with the express intent of keeping people employed. But now Alan Joyce wants to destroy thousands more livelihoods. This is callous abuse of public money,” Kaine said.  Sad 
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Reply #3 - Dec 3rd, 2020 at 6:24pm
 
he certainly is an "A" grade scumbag.

The Government should cut off any assistance funding and recover what they had given to them.
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Reply #4 - Dec 3rd, 2020 at 6:28pm
 
whiteknight wrote on Dec 3rd, 2020 at 6:14am:
“Qantas has taken millions in JobKeeper wage subsidies — more than any other company — with the express intent of keeping people employed. But now Alan Joyce wants to destroy thousands more livelihoods. This is callous abuse of public money,” Kaine said.  Sad 



PATHETIC  I DIDNT GET THE IMPRESSION HE wants TO DO ANYTHING OF THE SORT..


would u rather the whole company fail..because until they get back to flying international there is every chance of that happening.....and it could be another 6 months or more before that happens..

what do you expect them to do crook???.....the govt is stopping jobkeeper   what the hell do you want?
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Reply #5 - Dec 3rd, 2020 at 7:04pm
 
whiteknight wrote on Dec 3rd, 2020 at 5:27am:
TWU vows to fight Qantas sacking of 2500 workers
Green Left Weekly
December 2, 2020

Transport Workers Union (TWU) national secretary Michael Kaine hit out at Qantas’ announcement on November 30 that 2500 baggage handlers, ground crew and cabin cleaners would “face the axe” saying that they were being replaced with workers on lower pay and conditions. 

“Qantas has spent hundreds of millions in training these workers up over decades...

Qantas workers are paying the price for the Hawke-Keating Labor government’s privatisation of the formerly public airline in the early 1990s.


The Green left weekly isn't a credible source ya dopey dim wit.

Qantas don't have many planes in the sky thanks to the China virus it's inevitable numbers will have to be cut.

How much does it cost to train baggage handlers and cabin cleaners it can't be that much.

The governments job is running the country the government should not be in the airline or media business with ABC/SBS.
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