Thousands affected by Qantas strikes

first_imgMore updates as news comes to handQantas has been forced to cancel up to 28 flights tomorrow as the Transport Workers Union (TWU) plans a four hour strike starting at 5.00am.With a further 27 other flights expected to experience delays of up to 35 minutes, the carrier said up to 6,100 passengers can expect disturbances.A statement from the carrier read that despite disruptions, its contingency plan has allowed it to reduce the full impact of the strikes, that will see up to 3,800 baggage handlers, ground staff, catering, freight and other transport employees walk off the job. Qantas added that operations could be affected for an extra two days, with the TWU implementing a 48 hour ban on a range of administrative duties after industrial action.“We  apologise  to  our  passengers  who  will  be  caught  up  in  this  strike  action  from  the  Transport Workers  Union,” Qantas Group executive Olivia Wirth said.   “The  TWU is  intent  on  causing  disruptions  to  Qantas  passengers  and  we  are  doing everything we possibly can to reduce the delays and cancellations.”Qantas passengers have been urged to check the carrier’s website for flight cancellations and delays. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more