Support Qantas ground handling workers – demand their reinstatement now!

The TWU has secured an important victory against Qantas that has implications for aviation workers everywhere, and they are asking for our support in ensuring the company acts on it. Please sign this petition and circulate it widely! 2,000 directly hired ground handling workers found their jobs outsourced by Qantas, who said it was a […]


August 12, 2021

Australian Labour Party Senator speaks against attacks on jobs and conditions across the Australian aviation industry

Qantas and Virgin Australia, Australia’s two major airlines recently announced that they were planning to implement dramatic job cuts. Both airlines are intending to restructure operations to slash costs amid continuing turmoil in the global aviation industry. From the outset, the ITF affiliated unions’ response to the ongoing crisis has been to develop socially responsible […]


August 27, 2020

Record vote against deportations at Qantas AGM

A shareholder motion calling on Qantas to review its practice of carrying out deportations for the Australian government has achieved record support. Qantas is one of several Australian airlines which deports asylum seekers on behalf of the country’s immigration authorities. Unions and activist groups alike remain seriously concerned about these companies’ role in enforcing government […]


November 1, 2019

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

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 […]


May 21, 2018

End poverty wages, TWU urges Qantas (twu.com.au)

Employees working for Qantas are unable to pay bills, take out bank loans or support their families because of forced part time hours and poor conditions, the Transport Workers’ Union has said. As the Qantas annual general meeting takes place today [Friday, 21 October 2016] the union is urging the airline to stop the race […]


October 24, 2016

Qantas reaps record profits: What about security and safety situation asks the TWU?

Australia’s main airline carrier group Qantas announced last week a record annual profit of A$1.42bn ($1.1bn, £820m), nearly doubling last year’s result. A portion of this huge profit increase was attributed to savings on jet fuel, due to plunging global oil prices. However, destruction of jobs and conditions played a critical role as was explained […]


September 1, 2016

Report shows aviation jobs marked by low wages, part-time work (twu.com.au)

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the government and employers to address the crisis in aviation after a survey of employees shows many are struggling to meet costs. Two out of five employees surveyed are working part-time on wages which put many of them earning below the poverty line. Almost 70% of employees say […]


October 21, 2015

A “lack of management” at Qantas

Australian flag carrier Qantas on Thursday posted a record annual net loss of Aus$2.84 billion (S$3.31 billion). Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon said the latest Qantas results were only vindication of a “lack of management” rather than good strategy. See the video here>> The video also includes commentary from Federal Independent Senator, Nick […]


August 29, 2014