Day: August 7, 2021
(05 Aug 2021)
Around 2,500 frontline Qantas and Jetstar employees
are to be stood down for an estimated two months.
The temporary measure is the result of
a significant drop in flying caused by COVID19 restrictions in
Greater Sydney in particular and the knock-on border closures in
all other states and territories. No job losses are expected.
“This is clearly the last thing we want to do, but
we’re now faced with an extended period of reduced flying and that
means no work for a number of our people,” said Alan Joyce, Qantas
Group CEO. “We’ve absorbed a significant amount