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TWU passes resolution on Australian aviation ahead of negotiations with Qantas

7-Dec-2012 12:04 PM

Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) unanimously passed (06-Dec-2012) a resolution "aimed at saving the future of Australia’s aviation industry". The resolution was in response to the "sustained and coordinated strategy" by Qantas chairman Leigh Clifford and the Qantas board and management to "undermine Australian working standards in the aviation industry". TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon said the carrier is engaged in a "coordinated strategy to attack workers’ rights” and highlighted the approach taken by Qantas towards employees of labour hire companies who do the same work as Qantas workers. The TWU is about to enter into negotiations with QGS, a wholly-owned Qantas labour hire company. [more - original PR]