30 Sep '11, 12am

Strikes hit Qantas again

Strikes hit Qantas again

SYDNEY: Thousands of international and domestic passengers faced delays in Australia on Friday as Qantas baggage handlers and ground staff staged their second strike just over a week. The airline estimated some 8,500 travellers would be hit by the action with Transport Workers Union (TWU) members walking off the job for an hour from 8:00 am (2200 GMT Thursday) over stalled contract talks. The Qantas website showed two domestic cancellations and delays to at least 23 flights, including services to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Johannesburg. It is the second major strike to hit the embattled airline in as many weeks, and follows separate stop work action by government-employed border security staff across Australia on Tuesday, delaying international travellers. Qantas media chief Olivia Wirth apologised for the disruptions on one of the year's busiest days for air tra...

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