Dogfight over Qantas UK pay

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Yada Yada

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theage.com.au said:
Dogfight over Qantas UK pay

Qantas cabin crew in Britain want more money.

Scott Rochfort, Sydney
June 8, 2006

IT WAS designed to save Qantas $18 million a year. But the cost of a 400-strong flight attendant crew base in London is rising.

Qantas is facing growing disharmony with its British flight attendants, who are unhappy that they are paid 20 per cent less than their British Airways counterparts.

The British crews are also unhappy Qantas is offering the 200 Australian flight attendants seconded to the London base early last year $10,000 a year to stay until 2008.

Morale among Australian flight attendants in London — who receive an estimated £24,000 annual package ($A60,000) — is said to be rock-bottom because of the cost of living in London. While the Australian crews are paid slightly more to work in London, they have to work more hours.

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The report also mentions that Qantas will be sending a team of industrial relations negotiators to London to hold talks with the union. That must be costing a lot of money. :eek:
 

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Yada Yada said:
The report also mentions that Qantas will be sending a team of industrial relations negotiators to London to hold talks with the union. That must be costing a lot of money. :eek:

I bet they'll fly in F and be served before real pax. :(
 

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Awww...Poor babies

If they do not like the salaries paid by Qantas, why don't they apply for roles at British Airways instead.

If they accepted a role for a particular salary, what does it matter what someone being paid at another company is getting paid

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Dave Noble said:
If they do not like the salaries paid by Qantas, why don't they apply for roles at British Airways instead.

Dave
Or maybe they could try http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/ Emirates are even so despirate they have this info on their IFE. Sure, I think they get paid less, however they don't have to pay rent nor do they have to pay tax.

Mal.
 

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Unfortunately, the low morale / unhappiness of the QF cabin crew starts to rub off on the service provided to their paying passengers.:(
In Feb when flying back to Syd in Int J class, the FA offered me The Financial Review, making the sarcastic comment that I could read all about the cost cutting that was going on within QF:!:
 
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