Any news about worldwide unions supporting local industrial action against qantas?

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cbourl

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

Member since 12 Sep 2011

Total posts 7

Any news about worldwide unions supporting local industrial action against qantas?? just spent a week with 15 flights in the usa transcontinental,local and international and star alliance carriers and they were all fully aware and anti-Qantas? big news in JFK,LAX,DEN and SFO why no news here?

Dunc

Member since 30 Sep 2011

Total posts 25

Heard one of the International reps for one of the unions (bagage staff?), yes they are supporting the QANTAS union workers as they support those at BA. There view was it's as a way to weaken them globaly. Though I would see it as only affecting unionised airports i.e. Heathrow and Frankfurt where bans (or something) could be done to QANTAS i.e. baggage, fuel etc.

It's big news in europe as well. You can't insure against it happening again so I haven't booked any OS flights with QANTAS. Domesticly you are between a devil and a hard place, I do a lot of travel to Cairns, GC and on all tourist routes QANTAS has replaced most Direct flights with Jet*** services not happy with them to start.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 1,002

No news here because it's not news here. Overseas unions are 'supportive' of their Aussie comrades and "anti-Qantas"? That's not really news of any sort. If they take action which affects travellers then we'd definitely report that, in the same way that we reported strike actions by local unions (and Qantas' timetable adjustments in response to same). Otherwise it's just a lot of talk which has nil impact on our readers.

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