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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: [accessed 24 November 2017]
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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

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