26 Aug '12, 12pm

Australia: Senior management must go as Qantas posts first loss in 17 years

Speaking at Sydney Airport today (23.8.12), Tony commented; “Today’s announcement by Alan Joyce that Qantas has posted a $245 million loss represents the first time in 17 years that the company has failed to turn a profit. No amount of vilifying workers, marketing gimmicks or clever accounting can obscure this fact.” “This unprecedented loss for the Qantas Group comes after senior management have repeatedly chosen the low road by taking on their own workforce and holding the Australian travelling public to ransom. Qantas senior managements’ disastrous lockout of staff last October resulted in 1.2 million hours of employer industrial action. By contrast TWU Qantas members took less than 7 hours of industrial action over a period of 8 months.” The failed ideological agenda at Qantas has benefited no one except for senior management, who awarded themselves pay rises of 82% be...

Full article: http://www.twu.com.au/home/media/senior-management-must-g...

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