URGENT: Qantas grounds entire worldwide fleet (The Guardian-UK)

October 29, 2011

Australian airline cancels all flights over protracted industrial dispute that will affect thousands of passengers across the world.

Grounding the fleet will cost Qantas $A20m a day.

Qantas has been in dispute with three unions over pay and conditions. The unions, representing engineers, ground, baggage and catering staff and long haul pilots have been holding industrial action, including rolling strikes over the past few weeks.

On Friday 10,000 Qantas customers were affected by the dispute.

Complete article in The Guardian (UK)

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