07 Sep '11, 9am

Pilots react with anger to Qantas' decision to give its chief executive a 71% pay rise as the company sacks1,000 staff

Pilots react with anger to Qantas' decision to give its chief executive a 71% pay rise as the company sacks1,000 staff

Pilots on Wednesday criticised as 'hypocrisy' Australian airline Qantas' decision to give chief executive Alan Joyce (above) a 71 per cent pay rise as the company plans to sack 1,000 staff. -- PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY (AFP) - Pilots on Wednesday criticised as 'hypocrisy' Australian airline Qantas' decision to give chief executive Alan Joyce a 71 per cent pay rise as the company plans to sack 1,000 staff. Unions have been locked in a bitter industrial dispute with the carrier for a year, and fiercely attacked the revelation in the company's annual report that Joyce would be paid A$5 million (S$6.4 million) in cash and benefits. Qantas said while Mr Joyce's payment for the 2010-2011 financial year was greater than the A$2.9 million he earned last year, it was below that paid to executives at other top-ranked Australian companies. 'Mr Joyce's salary is not excessive compared with ot...

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