Qantas no strikes if appeal is successful

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Qantas long-haul pilots have hurried an appeal through Federal court, disputing Fair Work’s termination of the use of industrial action a few months ago. Qantas and the pilot’s union have pending matters regarding enterprise agreements due to be arbitrated in June this year. Australian and International Pilots’ Association vice-president, Richard Woodward, said the union would not disrupt ongoing business. “AIPA made it clear throughout 2011 that our struggle was against damaging management policy and not loyal Qantas passengers,” he said. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the pilot’s will argue Fair Work “exceeded its power” when it dismissed the allowance of industrial action. “We did not take stop-work action last year and we will not take stop-work action this year either, even if we win this case,” Mr Woodward said. In other news, the IASC declined Qantas and South African Airways (SAA) five year extension on the Australian-route code share agreement. The standing arrangement will continue until 31 December 2012.Assuring the airline’s “commitment to the Australian market”, SAA general manager, Theunis Potgieter said “SAA will review its options and will announce any potential changes in due course.”last_img read more