Ghetto IFE - BREAKING: All sides ordered to stop bikering and return to work in Qantas dispute

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    From BBC News, it is reported that an Australian independent tribunal in Australia has ordered a permanent end to the industrial dispute that has grounded all Qantas flights. The tribunal – Fair Work Australia gave the ruling after examining evidence from all sides – unions, airline nad...
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    It has been interesting watching the coverage on the BBC and on ABC News24 and seeing which subtleties get left out of the reporting.

    The Fair Work Tribunal ended all industrial action, although it identified that only the industrial actions of Qantas had caused any significant impact on the Australian economy, and it was the continued threat of that action which left no choice.

    Under the Fair Work Act, Qantas could have gone to third party arbitration at any time and did not need the Australian Govt to intervene to make that happen. Precipitating the Australian Government's involvement was the consequence of taking the grounding-all-planes path to that arbitration.

    You are right in that this is most definitely not the end and there will be interesting times ahead.

    I suspect that QF will be able to restructure its business so that very little of the Qantas group are subject to the Qantas Sale Act, which imposes National Carrier ownership and operational constraints on the part that is called Qantas. It does not affect Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, RedQ, JetConnect, QantasLink, or any other subsidiary Mr Joyce cares to invent.

    The impact for milepointers, of course, will be that One World earning opportunities on the myriad parts of the Qantas-to-be are likely to be in flux for some time.

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