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    STRIKE; Qantas Strikes , one ends another beginning

    To avoid disruption to passenger travel during the planned Sept. 20 strike by about 3,800 union employees, Qantas will use larger aircraft and redeploy staff.



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    Qantas will use larger aircraft to minimise the impact of the Sept. 20 strike on air travel.

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    Qantas announced the contingency plans ahead of the industrial action to assure travelers that the air carrier would still fly even if it is bracing for flight disruptions due to the four-hour work stoppage which could affect the airline up to two days.
    Among the other measures to be put in place are to consolidate services, deploy management employees to perform operational tasks during the duration of the job walk-off by baggage handlers, caterers and ground staff

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    Qantas strike to hit thousands of travellers

    More than 6,100 passengers will be hit by a strike at Qantas which will force the airline to cancel 28 flights and delay a further 27 by up to 35 minutes.
    The Australian carrier said it had been able to “significantly reduce” the full impact of Transport Workers Union industrial dispute by using larger wide-body aircraft and deploying Qantas management to act in operational roles.
    But the airline warned that there could be further delays over the next two days as a result of the knock-on effect from the strikes, due to begin on September 20.
    Passengers are being requested to get up to date flight details by visiting qantas.com. Those on cancelled services or flights delayed by more than 15 minutes will be contacted, the airline said.


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    Union Instructs 3,800 Qantas Workers To Strike Friday

    SYDNEY -(Dow Jones)- The Transport Workers Union has instructed 3,800 baggage handlers, ground staff and other Qantas Airways Ltd. (QAN.AU) employees to strike for one hour on Friday in the group's second stoppage in the past two weeks.
    Meanwhile, the Australian government said Friday that customs and border protection staff intend to carry out one and two-hour work stoppages from Tuesday at airports, container inspection facilities and international mail depots around the country.
    For Qantas, the transport union strike will affect travel plans for those traveling to various sporting events in the region, for families traveling during school holidays and for those traveling during the upcoming long weekend.

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    Delays at airports over customs walkout AUS

    Tue, 27 Sep 2011 8:07p.m.

    Australian customs workers who walked off the job have apologised to the thousands of weary long-haul passengers who faced chaotic delays at airports across the country.
    But the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) is threatening more strike action next month if pay negotiations don't resume.
    "We are sorry if there has been any disruption this morning," a union spokesman told AAP.
    "It's certainly not our intention to inconvenience the public but this is really a last resort for us."
    Passengers at international terminals faced delays of up to two hours on Tuesday after about 3000 workers took industrial action at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Cairns.


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    Strikes to hit more than 8000 passengers ,friday

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    Qantas says more than 8000 domestic and international passengers will have their flights disrupted by strikes on Friday.
    The airline has apologised in advance to those who will be affected by nationwide stoppages by baggage handlers and ground staff on Friday morning.
    "This really couldn't have come at a worse time with passengers trying to get to the AFL and NRL Grand Finals and many families heading away for the school holidays," Qantas spokesman Olivia Wirth said.


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    Qantas Says Strikes To Hurt Over 11,000 Passengers Monday

    SYDNEY -(Dow Jones)- Qantas Airways Ltd. (QAN.AU) said Friday that over 11,000 passengers will have their travel plans thrown into disarray Monday by strike action planned by engineers at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports.
    The Australian Airline said it has cancelled 40 flights, delayed 24 by up to 3.5 hours and brought forward another 14 services. Of the delayed flights, 11 are international services, with the rest all domestic, Qantas said.

    The latest action, which involves four-hour work stoppages by aircraft engineers, brings to 46,500 the total number of passengers affected by strike action against Australia's flag carrier that commenced six weeks ago. Qantas said it has been forced to cancel or delay 348 flights in total over that time period.

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    Qantas forced to cancel flights

    SYDNEY: Embattled carrier Qantas was forced to cancel or delay nearly 80 flights on Monday despite aircraft engineers calling off strike action after the airline threatened to withhold pay.

    Line maintenance engineers, who check aircraft on the tarmac, were planning to stop work for four hours as part of a labour dispute in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

    But just hours before walking off the job the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) cancelled the strike, saying Qantas had threatened to withhold up to seven hours' pay for the time not worked.

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    Qantas engineers' action to escalate

    The engineers' union has warned anyone planning to fly with Qantas before Christmas to choose another airline as it escalates its industrial action.
    The Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association today cancelled the four-hour work stoppages at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports scheduled to start from 3pm (AEDT).
    But ALAEA federal secretary Steve Purvinas said the union planned to hold another four-hour stoppage on Friday, after re-wording its notification to Qantas to specify the times of the action.

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    Qantas pilots get paid more than PM

    SYDNEY- Qantas pilots are planning a shareholder revolt even though senior captains earn more than the prime minister.

    Figures obtained by News Ltd show the most senior pilots earn up to $536,000 a year.

    This is more than Prime Minister Julia Gillard's base salary of $366,000. Last year, some pilots received average pay rises of up to 17 per cent or $45,000, News Ltd said. The leaked figures also showed that even a second officer on an A330 gets almost $150,000 on average and starts on more than $110,000 a year. The revelations come as the Australian and International Pilots Association plans a shareholder revolt against management decisions. The union's president Captain Barry Jackson said the pay of Qantas pilots was around the middle of international pay rates and was far less then chief executive Alan Joyce's $5 million salary.

    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=183174

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