14 Sep '11, 10am

3,800 Qantas staff plan four-hour walkout

3,800 Qantas staff plan four-hour walkout

Australian carrier Qantas said it was readying contingency plans on Wednesday after 3,800 baggage handlers, ground staff and other employees announced a four-hour walkout next week. -- PHOTO: AP SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian carrier Qantas said it was readying contingency plans on Wednesday after 3,800 baggage handlers, ground staff and other employees announced a four-hour walkout next week. The national strike by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) during next Tuesday's morning peak - 5am to 9am (3am to 7am Singapore time) - would be accompanied by running work bans that could affect flights for up to two days, Qantas said. 'Our priority is to the Australian travelling public and we are currently developing contingency plans to minimise disruptions to our customers as a result of the union's action,' said Qantas media chief Olivia Wirth. She said the TWU was 'effectively holdi...

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