Sun, Oct 30, 2011
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a
bearing on the day's events and issues.
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the
"...as of 2000 AEDT on Monday 31 October 2011, it will
lock out all employees who are covered by the industrial agreements
currently being negotiated with the Australian Licensed Engineers
Union (ALAEA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the Australian
and International Pilots Union (AIPA). This step is being taken
under the provisions of the Fair Work Act in response to industrial
action taken by these unions. The financial impact of action taken
to date has reached $68 million and the action is costing Qantas
approximately $15 million per week in lost revenue. Approximately
70,000 passengers have been affected and more than 600 flights
cancelled. Pilots, licensed engineers and baggage, ground and
catering staff are essential to Qantas operations and the lock-out
will therefore make it necessary for all Qantas aircraft to be
Source: From a statement by Qantas airlines, explaining their
decision to ground their fleet due to labor issues.
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