Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 110
I think it's time Qantas took a public stand against Neil Perry and Rockpool. It looks like the scandal is bigger than that of George Calombaris.
I've never thought Rockpool was the best brand for airline food anyway. Very seafood centric. I've had a couple of business class flights where more than half the dishes are seafood or have something seafood about them.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Dec 2014
Total posts 10
But then there is this from the SMH....
âPerry is not in charge of the day-to-day operations of the business and has not been personally accused of being involved in the doctoring of hours.â
Some ot the best inflight meals I have has have been on Qantas. The soups in particular are delicious. If you don't like seafood then don't choose that option. I am sure it is there because it stores and reheats well on aircraft without loosing too much quality. It is also a lighter option for when you are going to be sitting still for a few hours.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 259
Given this from February this year, a bit hard for Qantas to take a moral stand...
Qantas Airways will fork out thousands of dollars in backpay after discovering an "embarrassing" bungle that saw it short-change dozens of workers, while overpaying others.
Member since 03 Nov 2014
Total posts 130
Whilst there are no doubt dodgy operators who do it on purpose, there is no way management teams are sitting around in big businesses talking about how they steal their staff's wages. There is a huge amount of complexity in payroll with allowances, penalties etc & there will unfortunately be mistakes from time to time. Any decent business should be doing reviews from time to time & ensuring all staff are paid correctly; we've seen a number of large business' do this recently, Super Retail for one.
It's not great, but I don't think we need to grab the pitchforks every time something like this pops up. Calculate the backpay, add interest & if it's shown to be with purpose levy a fine. Those doing it on purpose/under threats of violence should be jailed & banned from operating a company depending on the severity.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 264
Considering how much QF want to be part of the social police these days this is something they should be taking a stand on, maybe they consider stealing from workers less worthy of their consideration than the other important issues they have taken a stand on.
Member since 10 Jul 2013
Total posts 69
It was kind of awkward sitting on the plane last week when this was playing on the news feed....
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 108
Not to mention the crap morsels and rabbit 'salads' Neil thinks are actually salads. I won't even go into how embarrassing the 'first' catering on Qantas is. Shameful compared to fellow 1st rate carriers First offerings. It's not even up to the standards of Qatar's Business Class catering!
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Time for Qantas to speak up against and ditch Neil Perry and Rockpool?
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox