Qantas ready for strike action

14th May 2008

Qantas says it has put in place measures to
minimise the impact on customers during the Australian Licensed Engineers
Association’s (ALAEA) four-hour stop work meetings on Friday.The Chief Executive Officer of Qantas, Mr Geoff Dixon, said while Qantas
did not expect any significant issues as a result of the proposed overtime
bans commencing tomorrow, there would be delays as a result of Friday’s
action between 2pm and 6pm.

“To address this, we have cancelled a limited number of domestic services
during that period. We have begun contacting affected customers and
re-booking them on other services and everything will be done to get them
to their destination as quickly as possible.”

Mr Dixon said the ALAEA was, as it always did when in dispute with the
airline, raising questions about safety.

“Of course, it is no coincidence that when the union is on a crusade for
more money it decides to play the ‘safety card’,” he said.

“Safety is our top priority - we never have and never will compromise




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