Qantas raises stakes in battle over long-haul cabin crew contract

20/1/2022 5:01:00 AM

Qantas raises stakes in battle over long-haul cabin crew contract

Qantas raises stakes in battle over long-haul cabin crew contract

SYDNEY: Qantas Airways said on Thursday (Jan 20) it would seek to terminate its contract terms with long-haul flight attendants, in a move that would lead to large pay cuts, after union members voted against more flexible rostering. Qantas said it is the first time in its history that it has sought to term

SYDNEY: Qantas Airways said on Thursday (Jan 20) it would seek to terminate its contract terms with long-haul flight attendants, in a move that would lead to large pay cuts, after union members voted against more flexible rostering.Qantas said it is the first time in its history that it has sought to terminate an employment terms agreement, or a contract between employers and unions, which is a rare and heated move in industrial relations in Australia.

If successful, cabin crew pay and conditions would revert to a much lower Australian minimum industry standard while a new agreement is negotiated.The move sets the airline up for a high-profile union battle at a time when it also needs to reach agreements with short-haul crew for it to seal the business case for a major Airbus narrowbody aircraft order.

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Qantas said it is the first time in its history that it has sought to terminate an employment terms agreement, or a contract between employers and unions, which is a rare and heated move in industrial relations in Australia. If successful, cabin crew pay and conditions would revert to a much lower Australian minimum industry standard while a new agreement is negotiated. New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet condemned the incident, which took place as Australia faces a shortage of rapid antigen tests. The move sets the airline up for a high-profile union battle at a time when it also needs to reach agreements with short-haul crew for it to seal the business case for a major Airbus narrowbody aircraft order. On a flight from Singapore to Manila, Philippines, on May 3, 2019, a stewardess, now 27, who had bent down to assist a passenger was suddenly surprised when the senior flight steward, to whom she immediately reported, smacked her on her right buttock. Qantas' latest contract offer to long-haul flight attendants was rejected by 97 per cent in a vote in December. "The police will catch you. The airline said a union counter-offer was"unworkable" as it would have raised costs by A$60 million (US$43. It was just like, 'Whoa'.

30 million) over four years. The Australian Council of Trade Unions this week threatened strike action if free rapid tests aren't provided to vulnerable workers. The court heard that the man apologised to the stewardess during the turnaround flight, telling her he had “no intention to do it”. "We're seeking termination because we can't effectively run our business without the rostering changes we desperately need to properly restart our international network in a post-COVID world," Qantas International chief executive Andrew David said in a statement. Under the current agreement, cabin crew operating on the A330 fleet cannot be used on the 787 and A380 fleets, making it more difficult for Qantas to shift aircraft types. "I understand that those rapid antigen test shortages have been a great frustration but a lot of these comments are made with hindsight, not foresight," he said. The airline is running just 20 per cent of its pre-COVID-19 international capacity in the current quarter with the emergence of the Omicron variant leading to tougher border restrictions in some countries. He will return for sentencing in March. Qantas said Australia's Fair Work Commission was expected to deal with the application in the coming weeks, with the airline requesting an expedited hearing. AFP Related topics. He said:"It really is akin to putting on a miner's kit, hat and flashlight, and looking at each other and then going down in the tunnel, knowing that you may be excavating a route that won't ever get you to the end that day but you come back up and go down again the next day.

It said it was open to putting the same deal the union had rejected back on the table. Related: . The stewardess was, at that time, helping a passenger in business class.