After announcing 8,500 job cuts since the beginning of the pandemic and stealing $9 million of pay and conditions from workers Qantas wants to move 5000 jobs interstate.
The Federal Government have handed over $500 million in subsidies like JobKeeper to Qantas without any protections for the workers.
The Federal Court ruled that Qantas misinterpreted the Fair Work Act when calculating JobKeeper payments. This is a landmark win for union members at Qantas.
“This is yet another move by Qantas to rattle the cage of the workforce”. ASU Secretary Natalie Lang spoke to 7NEWS about Qantas' shameful plans.
In the Sydney Morning Herald, Linda White from the Australian Services Union said the announcement was difficult for staff, who the airline was threatening to move around like "pieces on the chessboard". "People are stood down or they've survived the redundancies, and the next thing Qantas says, let’s pile on something else," Ms White said.