There are fears up to 1,250 Qantas engineers will be axed when the airline makes a restructuring announcement due this week.
Timing of the announcement was ”on track” for the middle of this month, a Qantas spokesman confirmed.
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Qantas expects to save between $70 million and $100 million a year through rationalising its three heavy maintenance bases and introducing streamlined maintenance practices.
The aircraft maintenance engineers’ union has called on the aviation safety regulator to intervene immediately over the aircraft maintenance changes Qantas intends to make.
This article first appeared on SmartCompany.