Just thought I would let all Hubbers now that all Australian & International Qantas Planes have been grounded until further notice due to Industrial Action.
This was effective immediately about one hour ago. until further notice
Nothing in the few news channels I see online - is this censorship do you think ? I guess it is inevitably news in OZ - but damped down worldwide =- or is it on other national news ?
What happened? Oh, never mind. Found this:
http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airline … /global/en
Qantas Management wants to outsource its labor to countries overseas where wages and costs are much cheaper
They have learned this from the ability to get their servicing and parts etc overseas during stopovers. China has developed a huge and high quality servicing industry which is by definition cheaper I would guess. This is not something that can be stopped, it is even arguably a good thing.
This is an economic consequences to people of corporate control of our governments. With no currency manipulations by our respective governments there would be little price differential to gather all the work in specific and changing places. And no individuals making huge sums out of us all by pushing and shoving currency prices artificially.
Yes the parts and servicing are cheaper overseas in the short term. But the loss of jobs to overseas is a step too far. People Aussies in particular have been over the years prepared to pay a premium for Qantas service knowing the excellent safety ans service record that Qantas has...
Honestly I am tired of Corporations outsourcing everything to another Country. Americans suffer, Australians suffer. I am glad that Qantas came to a screeching halt. Good for those who stood up for what they believe! Qantas need to wake up and pay attention, just like the rest of the Corporations should.
Cheaper does not mean better! "Save a penny in the Airlines, take a life in the Air". AEvans
Well most of Australia is in shock. This was a Govt owned airline before it was privatised. The grounding was a management decision...
Unfortunately I don't think this is the case in this instance. The Chinese service facilities are top class it would appear, maybe because they were started up by the major French main air carrier, and they are connected to all the major aerospace universities here in China, and the military. In the latest wave of business they are putting everything where it should be, connected to the right places and all done to the highest western standards.
Also it would appear that Qantas are not being brought to a screeching halt, they have brought themselves to a halt to shake off the unions that are trying to do what you are suggesting.
You would think that Qantas would be more focused on keeping their good safety record rather than saving a few bucks. Qantas is one of the best on that basis, so far.
Qantas grounding is off services likely to resume at midday (EAST)
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