Qantas Fleet Grounded 29/10

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by LiamR, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. LiamR

    LiamR Established Member

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    #1 LiamR, Oct 29, 2011
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    Edited 0905 30/10/11 AEST
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    I've heard some rumours that Qantas are holding a press conference at 5pm today. Pure speculation, but 'apparently' it's big news.

    One of the Ch9 reporters have tweeted it here...

    Twitter

    http://twitter.com/#!/winglets747/status/130155335980826624

    I'm not sure if it'll be covered live on any of the news channels. Nor what time zone 5pm is in, I'm assuming it's Sydney.
     
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  2. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    I would say 5pm EDST...hmmm a agreement with the unions? Joyce resigning??
     
  3. LiamR

    LiamR Established Member

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    ABC 24 are covering it live now.
     
  4. thewinchester

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    #4 thewinchester, Oct 29, 2011
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    Australian employees of the three unions in questions are now locked out of work effective immediately

    Qantas fleet is grounded effective now.

    Holy hell.

    This grounding specifically excludes:
    - Jetstar (JQ)
    - Services operated for Qantas by either QantasLink or JetConnect

    The grounding is in response to the continued, unreasonable demands of unions from the pilots, engineers and ground staff, and to prevent any nefarious action prior to a workplace lockout of these groups taking effect at 2000hrs AEDST/1200hrs GMT on 31 OCT 2011.

    Only passengers flying in the next 24hrs are asked to contact them by telephone.

    Passengers should not proceed to the airport.

    Passengers currently not in their home port will be provided all the usual support, assistance and accommodation where necessary.

    Updates and information are available from:
    Twitter: @qantas
    Facebook: facebook.com/qantas
    Online: qantas.com
     
  5. VHOEJ

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    Lockout - grounding of entire fleet :shock:
     
  6. DGW

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    This is massive. Who will crack first?
     
  7. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    Oh well Joyce can still get his bonuses, as for the workers wanting a pay rise to at least keep ahead of inflation well....
     
  8. Ari Gold

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    Talk about **** hitting the fan!
     
  9. VHOEJ

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    Stunned..........the ball is in the unions court now.
     
  10. LiamR

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    Oh. My. Gosh.

    The entire Qantas mainline fleet has been grounded. No more Domestic and International flights will be taking off, effective immediately.

    Alan Joyce said Qantas will be grounded for as long as it takes to sort out the union problems.
     
  11. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    All flights grounded.
    Only option that Qantas feels it can take under Fair Work Act.

    Well this will definitely force a government response.
     
  12. Storyteller

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    #12 Storyteller, Oct 29, 2011
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    Bugger! I fly to the US Monday .
     
  13. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    Patricks all over again..where is Chris Corrigan
     
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  14. VHOEJ

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    The government needs to get involved now. Big cost in getting people home on other airlines and hotels.

    Excludes Jetconnect, Jetstar and QFLink.

    I agree with his action, only think that he just needs to announce he is not accepting his current payrise and then the unions have nothing else to throw at him.
     
  15. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    I see this is going to be messy. I hope the gamble works. Break the unions back I say!


    Sent from my Telstra iPhone using the Australian Frequent Flyer application.
     
  16. straitman

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    Bugger.

    My 1900 flight to CBR IS ......
    not going.

    What to do?
     
  17. Hilius

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    #17 Hilius, Oct 29, 2011
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    Locking out pretty much the entire staff! I trust Alan Joyce will be giving up his massive salary in solidarity with the employees whose income he's just cut off?
     
  18. moa999

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    Can we get the title changed to reflect the shutdown and pin it
     
  19. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    Hahahahaha Joyce couldn't give a stuff about them, and this just adds to the insult of his latest pay raise.
     
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