Qantas is blasted by union over fears fatigued staff are being overworked due to airline’s new long-haul flight between London and Perth (

May 21, 2018

  • Unite has warned the airline about ‘anti-union tactics’ in London to Perth flight
  • Union claimed flight saw staff have an average duty period of 19 hours
  • Qantas spokesperson said: ‘Safety is always our main priority’

Qantas has been blasted by Britain’s largest union over fears cabin crew are being overworked due to the airline’s new long haul flight between London and Perth.

British-based trade union Unite, which boasts 1.4 million members, has warned the airline about ‘anti-union tactics’.

The union claimed that the new flight saw cabin crew staff spend as little as 25 hours resting after working the mammoth 17-hour non-stop international flight.

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