Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 2,401 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 460,241
Pageviews Today: 1,373,123Threads Today: 778Posts Today: 15,368
06:05 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded

 
seekingthehturt
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 1479316
Australia
10/29/2011 02:37 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
[link to www.news.com.au]

QANTAS has grounded its entire domestic and international fleet of aircraft and will lock out staff from Monday night.
"We are grounding the Qantas fleet now," Qantas chief Alan Joyce has said, adding that planes currently in the air would continue to their destinations.


Read more: [link to www.news.com.au]

Last Edited by seekingthehturt on 10/29/2011 09:42 AM
Satya

User ID: 4236496
Australia
10/29/2011 02:53 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
This is HUGE.

I can't believe this has happened on the same day it was announced the CEO got a 2 million dollar bonus.
seekingthehturt  (OP)

User ID: 1479316
Australia
10/29/2011 02:57 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Aircraft currently in the air will complete the sectors they are operating. However, there will be no further Qantas domestic departures or international departures anywhere in the world. This will have an estimated financial impact on Qantas of $20 million per day.

The lock-out will continue until the ALAEA, the TWU and AIPA drop the extreme demands that have made it impossible for agreements to be reached.

Jetstar flights, QantasLink flights and Qantas flights across the Tasman operated by Jetconnect will continue. Express Freighters Australia and Atlas Freighters will also continue to operate.

Requirements for employees are as follows:

- Until the lock-out commences, all employees are required at work as normal and will be paid.
- Once the lock-out commences:
- employees who are locked out will not be required at work and will not be paid.
- employees working overseas will not be locked out and will continue to be paid.
- all other employees are required at work and will be paid as normal.

Customers booked on Qantas flights should not go to the airport until further notice.
Quanta
User ID: 4107188
Australia
10/29/2011 02:58 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
This is HUGE.

I can't believe this has happened on the same day it was announced the CEO got a 2 million dollar bonus.
 Quoting: Satya



The creep got a 70% pay-rise.

What a joke......

~~~~~~~


Qantas has defended its decision to grant its CEO Alan Joyce a pay rise of up to 71 per cent amid angry scenes at the airline's annual general meeting.

In a vote that seemingly defied a fiery mood, 97 per cent of shareholders voted in favour of the increase at the airline's AGM in Sydney on Friday.

Shareholders were told Mr Joyce earned $3.8 million last year. The pay rise will see his remuneration package pushed to more than $5 million.

[link to www.abc.net.au]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 4147676
United States
10/29/2011 02:59 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
``We are locking out until the unions withdraw their extreme claim and reach agreement with us,'' Qantas Mr Joyce told a press conference on Saturday.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 4236762
Australia
10/29/2011 03:02 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
No really wtf..
Satya

User ID: 4236496
Australia
10/29/2011 03:02 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Imagine how many people will be stranded all over the world, including workers???? I can't load any of the news sites articles on it so I think they are being hammered.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1280904
France
10/29/2011 03:03 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Imagine the cost of having all those planes of the ground.

This is an insane developement.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2374218
France
10/29/2011 03:05 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
This is HUGE.

I can't believe this has happened on the same day it was announced the CEO got a 2 million dollar bonus.
 Quoting: Satya


Neither can I. How stupid can they be ?? Guess we will have to wait and see.

But if they have already given the CEO a pay rise this says to me that they are taking it for granted that they have ALREADY WON !!
Satya

User ID: 4236496
Australia
10/29/2011 03:05 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
I seriously think the CEO should be getting seen by a psych as this will probably kill the airline. How on earth you can argue that the workers can't have payrises while you are taking a hefty one yourself is beyond belief. He didn't hit any of the targets that were set for the year yet he still got a huge payrise. It totally sucks.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 4236762
Australia
10/29/2011 03:07 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Industrial action cost 15 million a week in loses.
Satya

User ID: 4236496
Australia
10/29/2011 03:11 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
For anyone with Foxtel there is a Sky news channel dedicated to this on the multiview.
Satya

User ID: 4236496
Australia
10/29/2011 03:12 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
The moron is stating that they have no choice but to do it!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 592649
Australia
10/29/2011 03:17 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Yeah its all those damn unionists fault too... listen to this fuckstain spin like a top. He and all the corporate and shareholders are fucking parasites, this is why private companies should be illegal, the workers should own the airline.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2788424
Australia
10/29/2011 03:18 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
[link to www.news.com.au]

QANTAS has grounded its entire domestic and international fleet of aircraft and will lock out staff from Monday night.
"We are grounding the Qantas fleet now," Qantas chief Alan Joyce has said, adding that planes currently in the air would continue to their destinations.


Read more: [link to www.news.com.au]
 Quoting: seekingthehturt


Solar Flares?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1198503
United Kingdom
10/29/2011 03:19 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Commie unions again what will they destroy next?
Satya

User ID: 4236496
Australia
10/29/2011 03:22 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
One of my FB friends is sitting on a Qantas plane right now. To add to her stress there is a medical emergency happening right now.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 3980599
Australia
10/29/2011 03:25 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
This is HUGE.

I can't believe this has happened on the same day it was announced the CEO got a 2 million dollar bonus.
 Quoting: Satya


dO YOU THINK THE ceoS ARE CLEANING THE PALCE OUT BEFORE IT COLLAPSES WITH "BONUSES " LIKE THAT
seekingthehturt  (OP)

User ID: 1479316
Australia
10/29/2011 03:27 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
What will this mean? This is nuts!
Satya

User ID: 4236496
Australia
10/29/2011 03:28 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
This is HUGE.

I can't believe this has happened on the same day it was announced the CEO got a 2 million dollar bonus.
 Quoting: Satya


dO YOU THINK THE ceoS ARE CLEANING THE PALCE OUT BEFORE IT COLLAPSES WITH "BONUSES " LIKE THAT
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3980599


Dunno. I just think he's insane. My friend who is onboard right now is wondering if she'll get her bags when she get off. Apparently the staff onboard are all in shock.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 3980599
Australia
10/29/2011 03:29 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Commie unions again what will they destroy next?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1198503


Not freakin commie unions idiot. Qantas has offshored its maintence programme to Malaysia , instead of having the planes checked by Australian qualified aircraft maintence crews .
Ever since they did that they have had one safety issue after another . It went from being the safest airlines in the world to one I woulld not fly in due to sub standard safety maaintence by offshore labour crews .

The Unios are trying to Fix the bloody problem
seekingthehturt  (OP)

User ID: 1479316
Australia
10/29/2011 03:31 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Does that mean every other flight will be UTTERLY flooded and leave people stranded in Airports???

This would cause quite a few people to freak out, as they wouldn't know if they're already in the air... land and are forced to disembark, and connecting flights are unavailable because everyone who is ALREADY at the airport have flooded other airlines.......
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 3980599
Australia
10/29/2011 03:33 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
I seriously think the CEO should be getting seen by a psych as this will probably kill the airline. How on earth you can argue that the workers can't have payrises while you are taking a hefty one yourself is beyond belief. He didn't hit any of the targets that were set for the year yet he still got a huge payrise. It totally sucks.
 Quoting: Satya


Honestly , from what has been happening over the last two years with that airline that went from being one of the best to one of the worst ...I started to think they wanted to kill off the airline.
Its been very obvious . But for what reason ??? what little conspiracy is playing itself out here and who are the players ?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1198503
United Kingdom
10/29/2011 03:36 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Commie unions again what will they destroy next?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1198503


Not freakin commie unions idiot.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3980599


bsflag commie unions with Obnoxious Whiner Syndrome.
Satya

User ID: 4237533
Australia
10/29/2011 03:36 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
The CEO is saying it's because of the unions asking for Jetstar pilots to get paid the same as Qantas pilots which they can't do as it would kill the airline. He says they have no alternative but to do this for the long term viability of the airline.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 4237568
Australia
10/29/2011 03:39 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
scream
Quanta
User ID: 4107188
Australia
10/29/2011 03:48 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Govt. should intervene ..

Looks like they will.....

~~~~~


The Australian minister for transport, Anthony Albanese, said the government would take action to intervene in the dispute.

"We are very concerned about Qantas' actions, of which we were notified only mid-afternoon, with no advance notice from Qantas at any stage," he said.

"The government is making an urgent application to Fair Work Australia [an industrial court] to terminate all industrial action at Qantas. This will be aimed at both actions by unions and by Qantas management."


[link to www.bbc.co.uk]
seekingthehturt  (OP)

User ID: 1479316
Australia
10/29/2011 03:50 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
6.33pm Qantas is making updated announcements via its Twitter page. It has told people not to bother going to airports tonight.

Read more: [link to www.news.com.au]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2374218
France
10/29/2011 03:52 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Govt. should intervene ..

Looks like they will.....

~~~~~


The Australian minister for transport, Anthony Albanese, said the government would take action to intervene in the dispute.

"We are very concerned about Qantas' actions, of which we were notified only mid-afternoon, with no advance notice from Qantas at any stage," he said.

"The government is making an urgent application to Fair Work Australia [an industrial court] to terminate all industrial action at Qantas. This will be aimed at both actions by unions and by Qantas management."


[link to www.bbc.co.uk]
 Quoting: Quanta 4107188


Maybe this is what Quantas intended to happen ALL along, to get their way.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 865270
United States
10/29/2011 03:56 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Holy shit. I really liked Quantas!

All the flight attendants into Melbourne had their shirts buttoned down to damn near their navels, they "helped you buckle you seat belt", and they gave you lots of good beer.
Zero Point

User ID: 3341144
Australia
10/29/2011 04:02 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Qantas Australia grounds its ENTIRE FLEET.... all QANTAS-based plans halted, passengers stranded
Commie unions again what will they destroy next?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1198503


Union shop. Just like Queensland Rail. Occupied by apathetic losers who wouldn't work in an iron lung, all bitching about how the boss does nothing and makes all the money.
Gee wonder why their jobs get outsourced.
Another public service announcement from the Southern Hemisphere Information Leveraging Locus.





GLP