21 Nov '11, 6am

Qantas talks with pilots, ground staff fail, matter now goes to forced arbitration

Qantas talks with pilots, ground staff fail, matter now goes to forced arbitration

Australian airline Qantas said it was unable to resolve an industrial dispute with pilots and ground staff before a midnight deadline on Monday and the matter would now go to forced arbitration. -- PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian airline Qantas said it was unable to resolve an industrial dispute with pilots and ground staff before a midnight deadline on Monday and the matter would now go to forced arbitration. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said he was 'disappointed' that three weeks of conciliation following the shock grounding of the carrier's global fleet had been unable to reach workable solutions. 'We haven't been able to reach a new agreement with the Transport Workers Union through negotiations so we will now let the independent umpire decide,' Mr Joyce said of talks with the union representing 3,800 ground staff. 'We made a generous offer which included reasonable incr...

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