Qantas staff to strike

ALMOST 4,000 Qantas freight, baggage handlers and ground staff will go on strike for four hours from 05:00 am on 20 September.

Alleged aggressive new management strategies have pushed them to strike. The staff union has also imposed work bans including refusal to perform higher duties and paperwork bans that could affect flights for a 48-hour period.

Qantas is assessing the impact the union-led strikes will have on airports around the country and domestic and international flights.

“Our priority is to the Australian travelling public and we are currently developing contingency plans to minimise disruptions to our customers as a result of the union’s action,” Qantas group executive of government and corporate affairs Olivia Wirth said.

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