Qantas to resume flights as court orders end to dispute


Qantas will resume flights on Monday after an independent tribunal ordered a permanent end to the industrial dispute with its union members

Qantas and union members had been involved in a dispute over a restructuring plan for the airline

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the airline will resume flights by mid-afternoon on a limited schedule.

The move comes after Fair Work Australia issued a ruling, after hearing evidence from the airline, unions and the government.

The dispute had resulted in Qantas grounding all its flights on Saturday.

“Operations will resume progressively from this afternoon. Our focus is bringing our schedule back to normal as soon as possible,” Mr Joyce said.

Qantas’ share price rose 5.5% in early trading in Sydney.

‘Challenging period’

The airline and the union members have been involved in a dispute since August this year when the carrier announced a plan to restructure its operations and outsource some of the services.

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  1. Qantas has shown to us its arrogance and irresponsible attitude to its customers. I will avoid flying with them again.

  2. Misleading Records

    Qantas boasts that it has never lost an aircraft. But one craft was so badly damaged on landing that it was more expensive to repair than to purchase a replacement. They had it repaired so as to keep their record intact.