From misappropriating JobKeeper funds, to illegally sacking thousands of workers, to Alan Joyce’s enormous “pay” rises, the scandals associated with Qantas are piling up. Mary Merkenich argues it should be renationalised.
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The High Court is hearing an appeal by Qantas that it did not unfairly sack baggage handlers, under the Fair Work, and outsource their jobs during the pandemic. Jim McIlroy reports.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s aggressive cost-cutting program at the start of the pandemic has been blamed for Qantas’s poor performance. Jim McIlroy argues Labor’s decision to privatise Qantas in the early 1990s is the root cause.
Ground crew workers employed by Dubai National Air Travel Agency (dnata) called off a planned strike after reaching an in principle agreement on a new enterprise agreement. Jim McIlroy reports.
Qantas received $2 billion in federal assistance — via the taxpayer — and still sacked 5000 employees. Binoy Kampmark argues its business model is in tatters.
Hundreds of truck drivers and their vehicles converged on Parliament House in Canberra demanding transport industry safety rules. Jim McIlroy reports.
A new agreement between the Transport Workers Union and Uber means food delivery and rideshare drivers will have safer, fairer working conditions and dispute procedures. Jim McIlroy reports.
The Transport Workers Union has welcomed a full bench decision by the Federal Court that Qantas’ outsourcing of nearly 2000 ground crew workers two years ago was illegal. Jim McIlroy reports.
NSW bus drivers are striking to receive the same pay and conditions for the same work across the network, reports Jim McIlroy .
Transport Workers Union members at StarTrack walked off the job for 24 hours following the company’s refusal to negotiate a fair enterprise agreement. Jim McIlroy reports.
Up to 2000 Transport Workers' Union members at StarTrack went on strike for 24 hours to protect jobs and win job security guarantees. Jim McIlroy reports.
Workers at StarTrack, which is owned by Australia Post, have voted to take strike action in a bid to guarantee job security. Jim McIlroy reports.
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