29-Jun-2011 10:30 AM

Qantas confirms union strikes will affect Perth

Qantas warned (29-Jun-2011) customers that the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) has notified the airline that they will take further industrial action next week as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Engineers in Perth will be involved in rolling two-hour work stoppages on Tuesday 05-Jul, in addition to strikes in Melbourne on Monday 04-Jul and a ban on overtime for all Qantas engineers for the foreseeable future. The union action will not affect QantasLink regional services in Western Australia or Jetstar services, Group Executive Head of Operations Lyell Strambi said. [more]