June 25, 2019

The TWU yesterday joined the ACTU in challenging Qantas’ discriminatory bonus scheme in court over its fairness and legality.
When we announced this publicly, Qantas’ response was to send an e-communication to workers to say it might just abandon bonuses in future and hand all profits to shareholders.
Engaging with workers, instead of threatening them, is a better course of action Qantas, especially given so many of these workers accepted a pay freeze to allow the company to lift its economic performance.
It is simply not right that the airline is withholding the bonus from thousands of workers until they sign a new enterprise agreement, while other staff not on enterprise agreements received their cash immediately and without restriction.

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