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news.com.au 18 Nov, 2021 04:45 am

Outsourced Qantas ground crew workers want jobs back, TWU says amid federal court case

Outsourced Qantas ground crew workers want jobs back, TWU says amid federal court case
More than half of the ground crew staff sacked by Qantas want to return to work as a legal dispute drags on.

More than half of the baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and ground crew sacked by Qantas want their jobs back.More than half of the ground crew staff sacked by Qantas want to return to work as a legal dispute drags on.Qantas and the Transport Workers Union are in an ongoing legal dispute over the outsourcing of ground crew workers.The ATSB found that workforce restructuring and an inexperienced ground crew contributed to the oversight.

“Only one of the Qantas ground crew that spoke with the ATSB, advised they were aware that the 787 had five gear pins,” the ATSB report said.“In addition, it was the first time towing a 787 for all the ground crew except the 787 licensed aircraft maintenance engineer.

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