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Qantas Reaches Deal with Engineers’ Union

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Qantas Airways reached a deal Monday with one of the three striking unions that prompted the carrier to temporarily ground its entire fleet in October. The breakthrough with the engineers’ union was presented to Fair Work Australia, the country’s industrial relations umpire, almost two months after Qantas chief Alan Joyce ordered all planes out […]

Qantas Superjumbo with Engine Trouble Lands in Dubai

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Qantas Airways A380 superjumbo plane en route from Singapore to London landed safely in the United Arab Emirates early Friday after developing an engine problem. A spokeswoman for the Australian carrier said the aircraft with 258 passengers on board was diverted to Dubai following “an issue” with one of the engines. The A380 planes […]

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Australia’s Qantas Airways Returning to Normal After Labor Dispute

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s national airline says its operations are rapidly returning to normal after a government labor board ordered it to end a dispute with its unions. Qantas Airways officials say they hope to have all scheduled flights operating by Tuesday afternoon, little more than a day after the board issued its order. The brief shutdown stranded […]

Qantas Returns to Air After Labor Tribunal’s Order

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s national airline is back in the air after a labor tribunal ordered worker’s unions to end a job action that shut down the airline and to return to the negotiating table. Qantas Airways’ first flight took off early Monday afternoon, about 12 hours after the tribunal’s back-to-work order. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said […]

Australia Panel Orders End to Qantas Strike

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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An Australian labor tribunal mediating a strike by Qantas Airways employees has ordered worker’s unions to end their job action and return to the negotiating table. The order came early Monday, less than two days after a walkout over pay and working conditions prompted the airline to ground its fleet, stranding tens of thousands of […]

Qantas Grounded for Second Day

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Qantas Airways’ fleet worldwide remained grounded for a second day Sunday, stranding tens of thousands of passengers across the globe. Qantas officials and unions representing workers, as well as government and business leaders have appeared before a labor tribunal, but have not yet reached a resolution to the labor dispute. Australian Prime Minister Julia […]

Airline Dispute Grounds Australia’s Qantas, Government Intervenes

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s government says it will not wait for a bitter dispute that has grounded the country’s Qantas Airways to resolve itself. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Saturday she has asked for the country’s industrial regulator to intervene and end a series of ongoing strikes. She said she made to move because the escalating dispute […]

Qantas Grounds All Flights

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Qantas Airways grounded all its aircraft Saturday because of a labor dispute. The airline, which has been hit by a series of strikes, said Saturday that all employees involved in the action would be locked out beginning Monday evening. The unions involved in the strikes represent pilots, licensed engineers, baggage and ground workers, and […]

Strike Forces Qantas to Cancel Flights

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Qantas Airways passengers face flight delays and cancellations because of a strike by its engineers. Australia’s flagship airline says 40 domestic flights will be cancelled. Another 27 domestic and 11 international flights will be delayed or rescheduled. The engineers’ union planned to walk off the job for four hours Monday as it fights […]

Australian Airline Turns to Asia For Recovery

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Australian carrier Qantas Airways has unveiled plans to launch two Asia-focused airlines, buy more than 100 new aircraft and cut some 1,000 jobs in an effort to spur growth. Officials announced Tuesday that under the five-year plan, Qantas will team up with Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi Corporation to launch a new, low-budget domestic airline by […]

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