Monday, 11 July 2011

Qantas pilots poised to strike

Qantas Airlines long-haul pilots have voted in favour of industrial action for the first time since 1966.Over 90% of the pilots 1429 pilots who voted were in favour of the action and the mutiny stems from the airline outsourcing and off shoring of pilot jobs at the airline. In short, keeping Qantas pilots for Qantas flights.

However, a spokesman for Qantas sees the action differently: “The pilots’ union is demanding pay increases, free flights on top of already heavily discounted airfares and a requirement that pilots on all Qantas airlines, including Jetstar, are paid the same high rates as Qantas pilots."

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