Australia: Qantas ordered to resume flights
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||30 October 2011|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Australia: Qantas ordered to resume flights, 30 October 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ec5042a8.html [accessed 12 March 2014]|
October 30, 2011
Australia's workplace regulator has ordered a permanent end to the industrial dispute that has grounded all Qantas flights.
Fair Work Australia issued the ruling after hearing evidence from the airline, unions, and government in Melbourne.
The airline abruptly grounded all its flights on October 29, cancelling hundreds of flights in 22 countries.
The action has stranded tens of thousands of passengers in 22 cities around the world.
Quantas has been hit by a series of strikes by staff over wages and outsourcing of jobs to Asia. The airline says unions are holding back crucial modernization plans.
compiled from agency reports