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Larger aircraft, service consolidation and extra staff planned for TWU strikes

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 16, 2011
Qantas A330-303 VH-QPG. (Grahame Hutchison)

Qantas has announced contingency plans to mitigate planned strike action by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) next week, when up to 3800 baggage handlers, ground staff, catering, freight and other transport employees will conduct a series of four hour work stoppages across Australia on September 20.

The airline will use larger aircraft, consolidate services and deploy management staff to act in operational roles so as to minimise disruptions to passengers from next Tuesday’s strike action by the TWU.

“The TWU is intent on causing disruptions to Qantas passengers and we are doing everything we possibly can to reduce the delays and cancellations,” Qantas spokeswoman Olivia Wirth said.

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“Qantas will publish an updated schedule in the coming days and contact any passenger who has been affected by the strike to make alternative travel arrangements,” she advised.

The four hour work stoppages are expected to be rolled out across airports along the eastern states from 7am, with Cairns (9am) and Canberra (3pm) to follow, while action in WA will begin at 5am WST.

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Larger aircraft, service consolidation and extra staff planned for TWU strikes

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 16, 2011
Qantas A330-303 VH-QPG. (Grahame Hutchison)

Qantas has announced contingency plans to mitigate planned strike action by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) next week, when up to 3800 baggage handlers, ground staff, catering, freight and other transport employees will conduct a series of four hour work stoppages across Australia on September 20.

The airline will use larger aircraft, consolidate services and deploy management staff to act in operational roles so as to minimise disruptions to passengers from next Tuesday’s strike action by the TWU.

“The TWU is intent on causing disruptions to Qantas passengers and we are doing everything we possibly can to reduce the delays and cancellations,” Qantas spokeswoman Olivia Wirth said.

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“Qantas will publish an updated schedule in the coming days and contact any passenger who has been affected by the strike to make alternative travel arrangements,” she advised.

The four hour work stoppages are expected to be rolled out across airports along the eastern states from 7am, with Cairns (9am) and Canberra (3pm) to follow, while action in WA will begin at 5am WST.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Larger aircraft, service consolidation and extra staff planned for TWU strikes

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 16, 2011
Qantas A330-303 VH-QPG. (Grahame Hutchison)

Qantas has announced contingency plans to mitigate planned strike action by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) next week, when up to 3800 baggage handlers, ground staff, catering, freight and other transport employees will conduct a series of four hour work stoppages across Australia on September 20.

The airline will use larger aircraft, consolidate services and deploy management staff to act in operational roles so as to minimise disruptions to passengers from next Tuesday’s strike action by the TWU.

“The TWU is intent on causing disruptions to Qantas passengers and we are doing everything we possibly can to reduce the delays and cancellations,” Qantas spokeswoman Olivia Wirth said.

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“Qantas will publish an updated schedule in the coming days and contact any passenger who has been affected by the strike to make alternative travel arrangements,” she advised.

The four hour work stoppages are expected to be rolled out across airports along the eastern states from 7am, with Cairns (9am) and Canberra (3pm) to follow, while action in WA will begin at 5am WST.

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