Qantas and its engineers were unable to resolve their dispute at Fair Work Australia and the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association is expected to expand next week’s planned industrial action to include Brisbane, after Melbourne and Perth (The Australian, 30-Jun-2011). More airports are expected to be added as the week progresses. Qantas is still working out what impact the stoppages will have on flights and has stated it will notify customers before the weekend.
Qantas engineers expand target airports to Brisbane
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