Fair Work Australia terminates industrial action at Qantas

Posted October 31, 2011 by Julie Bignell

In the small hours this morning Fair Work Australia cancelled all industrial action - that is the unprecedented action of Qantas and the action of the three unions seeking to bargain with the airline. In its decision Fair Work Australia noted that it was Qantas' actions in grounding the airline that would cause significant harm to the Australian economy.

It has been a very stressful 24 hours for ASU members at Qantas but now after the intervention of the independent umpire, Fair Work Australia, things hopefully will get back to normal after the crazy action of Qantas management to ground the airline.

Their heavy-handed response to pilots wearing red ties and ground staff and engineers taking limited industrial action ground Australia to a halt, stranded passengers and staff away from home and increased the stress levels and uncertainty for loyal Qantas staff and passengers.

For more on this situation see the ASU bulletins available here.


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