Hurray! A sign of relief to thousands of QANTAS customers after Fair Work Australia, an independent industrial disputes tribunal, has ordered a permanent end to the industrial dispute that has grounded all Qantas flights. It ordered both QANTAS management and the three unions to immediately resume flights and return to the negotiating table to resolve this industrial dispute. The parties now have 21 days to reach an agreement or face binding arbitration. Fair Work Australia issued this ruling after hearing evidences from the airline, unions, and government at an emergency session in Melbourne.
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Qantas has these statements on their website: “Qantas can confirm that all domestic and international services have resumed from mid-afternoon on Monday 31 October. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and stress our customers have faced over the past days and months. Industrial action is now over, you can again book Qantas flights with confidence. Some flight delays, cancellations and disruptions are expected as we return our operations to normal and we advise you to visit Flight Status for up to the minute information on specific flights. As always, safety remains our first priority. We apologise for any inconvenience that this industrial action has caused and we thank you for your understanding and continued support. ” (Read Qantas Updates here)
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