People planning to travel and thousands of Qantas employees and their families are being held hostage by Alan Joyce’s decision to shut Qantas down.
The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) decried the management of Philippine Airlines (PAL) for its continuing harassment of the protest camp outside the In-Flight Center (IFC) along MIA Road.
October 30, 2011
QANTAS ACTIONS A NATIONAL DISGRACE – Qantas Strategy Called “Project Other” (Statement by Tony Sheldon-TWU Australia)
At last night’s hearing before Fair Work Australia, a squadron of twenty-five (25) high paid legal advisers seemed abundantly prepared to deal with all possible legal and industrial contingencies.
Air France cancelled 20 percent of its scheduled flights Saturday due to a strike by cabin crew expected to last five days, including a major national holiday.
Some 200 out of 1,000 scheduled flights were cancelled, a company spokeswoman told AFP, after two of three unions representing flight attendants called the action to protest plans to reduce the number of crew on each flight.
October 29, 2011
The four million-strong International Transport Workers’ Federation has promised solid support for locked out Qantas workers globally and roundly criticised the airline’s management.
Qantas employees have a pretty good idea of what “the Spirit of Australia” means. Many of them have worked in support of it for a long time. It’s the “New Spirit of Australia” that has them and many others worried.
Australian airline cancels all flights over protracted industrial dispute that will affect thousands of passengers across the world
The international solidarity for PALEA was covered by the mainstream media here and Philippine Airlines had to reply that such support has no effect on them.
October 28, 2011