Qantas has started a major pilot redundancy program for the first time in decades that will ultimately target as many as 300 pilots it believes are excess to the financially troubled and shrinking airline’s needs. The company has not specified how many jobs it will target in the first round, but it is believed to … Continue reading
QANTAS is gearing up to axe 5000 jobs and sell its terminal at MelbourneAirport to prove to the Abbott Government it can make the tough business decisions required to obtain federal assistance. The airline may also take the razor to its budget offshoot Jetstar, slashing jobs and routes, as it lobbies the Government to provide … Continue reading
Lower demand, a strong Australian dollar and steep fuel costs have put pressure on the airline and Qantas said conditions were expected to remain volatile next year. The airline expects to post pre-tax losses of between 250 million (£138m) and 300 million dollars (£165.5m) for the six months to December 31. Qantas is trying to … Continue reading
Australian flag carrier Qantas on Thursday announced the slashing of 400 maintenance jobs as part of a restructure aimed at cutting costs and shifting focus to Asia. Qantas said the cuts would involve 150 staff and 250 contractors, as the “Flying Kangaroo” consolidates its maintenance operations to achieve savings under heavy competition, fuel costs and … Continue reading
Qantas to cut 400 jobs in Australia, 600 more in danger -media | Reuters Australian carrier Qantas will cut 400 jobs at its heavy maintenance base near Melbourne airport and 660 workers at another base are also at risk, media reports said on Tuesday. A Qantas spokeswoman confirmed a review of the carrier’s three existing … Continue reading
QANTAS will axe 400 jobs at its Tullamarine heavy maintenance base and 660 workers at Avalon are also at risk. Source: via Qantas to axe 400 Tullamarine workers with another 660 jobs at Avalon in danger | Herald Sun.
JOB cuts at Qantas could have a devastating effect on communities surrounding Victoria’s two major airports, union officials have warned. Australian Workers Union state secretary Cesar Melhem said Brimbank, Hume, Moonee Valley and Melton supplied the bulk of Qantas workers to Tullamarine Airport, while Avalon Airport attracted many of its workers from Wyndham. Qantas chief … Continue reading