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More strikes ahead for Qantas

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Qantas travellers will get a short reprieve on today and tomorrow before engineers strike again on Friday.

The airline’s licensed engineers plan to continue with rolling strikes in their attempt to get a 5% pay offer.

Yesterday 35 flights were cancelled but all passengers had been accommodated on other flights, Qantas says.

A Qantas spokesman told SmartCompany that there are no plans for strikes next week. “But they can give three to four days notice, so while we are not anticipating any action, we don’t know.”

Meanwhile the Qantas share price fell to its lowest level in almost two years to less than $3 before closing at $3.02. At midday today it was still trading at $3.02.

Coming up tomorrow in SmartCompany: How to rethink your travel budget. Fare hikes, oil prices, flight cancellations and industrial action are creating havoc for business travelers. We ask the experts how your business can handle the turbulence.

 

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