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Qantas Airways grounds global fleet due to strikes

There are 68 comments on the KIMA story from Oct 29, 2011, titled Qantas Airways grounds global fleet due to strikes. In it, KIMA reports that:

Qantas Airways grounded its global fleet Saturday, suddenly locking out striking workers after weeks of flight disruptions an executive said could close down the world's 10th largest airline piece by piece.

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sam

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Oct 29, 2011
Just think how many of these stranded people don't have to worry about possibly dying in a plane crash! I would be relieved!!!!!!! Especially the way they are going down these days.
Angry White United Pilot

United States

#2 Oct 29, 2011
Good for them! At least the Australians have some balls, unlike the ugly Americans who are pussy's, have no balls, and continue to work for US airlines under a deregulated industry, watching their pensions disappear, working for less wages and benefits, complaining insteasd of shutting this god-damned airline industry down!

Meanwhile America's jed-clamppot's continue to complain about the high cost of travel for that $99.00 dollar ticket from LAX to JFK.
Elias

Heathridge, Australia

#3 Oct 29, 2011
Alan Joyce is over reacting. The pilots union is not disrupting flights, they were wearing red ties and making unscheduled announcements on the speakers. People will not be sympathetic particularly since the Qantas board approved a 5 million dollar pay rise to senior Qantas executives including Joyce. Somewhat obscene under the circumstances.
you bet

South Jordan, UT

#4 Oct 29, 2011
joyce needs to go, along with his croneys
Frogs are good golf balls

Conder, Australia

#5 Oct 29, 2011
Elias wrote:
Alan Joyce is over reacting. The pilots union is not disrupting flights, they were wearing red ties and making unscheduled announcements on the speakers. People will not be sympathetic particularly since the Qantas board approved a 5 million dollar pay rise to senior Qantas executives including Joyce. Somewhat obscene under the circumstances.
The 5 million is a drop in the bucket compared to what it will cost if the obscene wage increases and conditions the unions want go through.

QANTAS employees are already the highest paid in the airline industry here in Australia, so calling the payrise Joyce got is "greed" is hypocritical in the sense that the employees are carrying on in the same fashion of "greed".

Demanding "job security" whilst affecting the airlines profit margins is insane and flat out stupid.

I suppose you have forgotten the statements made by the TWU that it will carry on strikes for the next 12 months hey?

The unions are killing the airline, not QANTAS management.

I'm a shareholder and i agree with the board.

I bet you are not a shareholder but think you have a right to tell shareholders what to do (just like the unions).

Become a shareholder and i'll take your comments into consideration, otherwise your input is not even worthy of consideration.

Oh, and i bet you fly with the low cost carriers anyway..........
Frogs are good golf balls

Conder, Australia

#6 Oct 29, 2011
Angry White United Pilot wrote:
Good for them! At least the Australians have some balls, unlike the ugly Americans who are pussy's, have no balls, and continue to work for US airlines under a deregulated industry, watching their pensions disappear, working for less wages and benefits, complaining insteasd of shutting this god-damned airline industry down!
Meanwhile America's jed-clamppot's continue to complain about the high cost of travel for that $99.00 dollar ticket from LAX to JFK.
You have NO IDEA what we pay our airline staff. I highly doubt you have EBA's like that which is enjoyed by QANTAS staff.

American companies have been undercutting industries in alot of countries and then taking over those industries by stealth for decades.

Please don't whine to me about your pathetic situation.
Frogs are good golf balls

Conder, Australia

#7 Oct 29, 2011
you bet wrote:
joyce needs to go, along with his croneys
Another American butting in with a load mouth comment, so typical..........
Eastern Airlin Scab Pilot

United States

#8 Oct 29, 2011
Remember Qantas employees what happened in the 1980's when the pilots went on strike at the three major airlines in Australia!

They hired us American's to come down under and take your jobs. I'm looking forward to assuming my rightful position as SENIOR Boeing Captain soon.

Should I chose the B-747-400 or the B-777, or maybe the A-380.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Dianella, Australia

#9 Oct 29, 2011
Eastern Airlin Scab Pilot wrote:
Remember Qantas employees what happened in the 1980's when the pilots went on strike at the three major airlines in Australia!
They hired us American's to come down under and take your jobs. I'm looking forward to assuming my rightful position as SENIOR Boeing Captain soon.
Should I chose the B-747-400 or the B-777, or maybe the A-380.
Don't worry. At the rate the religious profile of this country is being hijacked we'll soon be flying on Magic Carpets.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#10 Oct 29, 2011
we prepare to fly your aircraft, sack all the pilots...
assole

Fitzroy North, Australia

#11 Oct 29, 2011
arifin sujak wrote:
we prepare to fly your aircraft, sack all the pilots...
no thanks we don't need more foreign pilots or nurses
we have many unemployed locals

Since: Dec 10

Adelaide, Australia

#12 Oct 29, 2011
How does Joyce, who just recieved a Qantas shareholder agreement for his 71% pay rise, have the unmittigated gall to stand in front of the media and say that this is the fault of the unions fighting for the right of Qantas workers (to barely
meet the cost of living is laughable to any Aussie worth his salt.....which he is not one!....Qantas would have been able to get all their customers home even with the ongoing strike actions, and left none in the lurch and then been able to forewarn all future passengers that they were grounding their entire fleet.....But instead Qantas not the unions chose this course of action.....

Since: Feb 10

Australia

#13 Oct 29, 2011
Frogs are good golf balls wrote:
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The 5 million is a drop in the bucket compared to what it will cost if the obscene wage increases and conditions the unions want go through.
QANTAS employees are already the highest paid in the airline industry here in Australia, so calling the payrise Joyce got is "greed" is hypocritical in the sense that the employees are carrying on in the same fashion of "greed".
Demanding "job security" whilst affecting the airlines profit margins is insane and flat out stupid.
I suppose you have forgotten the statements made by the TWU that it will carry on strikes for the next 12 months hey?
The unions are killing the airline, not QANTAS management.
I'm a shareholder and i agree with the board.
I bet you are not a shareholder but think you have a right to tell shareholders what to do (just like the unions).
Become a shareholder and i'll take your comments into consideration, otherwise your input is not even worthy of consideration.
Oh, and i bet you fly with the low cost carriers anyway..........
so a 71% payrise is ok by you?

transcript of the meeting is here if anyone wishes to read it:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-28/qantas-...
bob

Sydney, Australia

#14 Oct 29, 2011
This is what happens when you employ a filthy, incompetent Irish rat to run your company.

I'm sure everyone has learnt to NEVER hire anyone with an Irish sounding name. They're all paedophiles anyway
Elias

Heathridge, Australia

#15 Oct 29, 2011
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Don't worry. At the rate the religious profile of this country is being hijacked we'll soon be flying on Magic Carpets.
Getting the o'l knife in whenever you can huh
Elias

Heathridge, Australia

#16 Oct 29, 2011
Frogs are good golf balls wrote:
<quoted text>I bet you are not a shareholder but think you have a right to tell shareholders what to do (just like the unions).
Joyce will be walking away with his multimillions and walk into another job. The shareholders will be getting contacted by receivers to recover the remnants of their holdings.

Good luck.

Since: Dec 10

Adelaide, Australia

#17 Oct 29, 2011
Elias wrote:
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Joyce will be walking away with his multimillions and walk into another job. The shareholders will be getting contacted by receivers to recover the remnants of their holdings.
Good luck.
And the shareholders will be the ones to blame, so there would be some poetic justice in that outcome....methinks. Qantas has had it's day as a long held monopoly and an icon in this country, time to rid ourselves of their strangle hold and introduce new blood into the skies over Australia....It is no longer the well loved and trusted airline it once was and that, you can also thank Joyce and the shareholders for. Goodluck in Asia.

ksf

Since: Aug 07

Perth, Australia

#18 Oct 30, 2011
Ahomana wrote:
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And the shareholders will be the ones to blame, so there would be some poetic justice in that outcome....methinks. Qantas has had it's day as a long held monopoly and an icon in this country, time to rid ourselves of their strangle hold and introduce new blood into the skies over Australia...
Like Tiger, Virgin, Strategic.....it is hardly a monopoly (and not sure it ever has been - even in the bad old days it was Ansett and Australian.

ksf

Since: Aug 07

Perth, Australia

#19 Oct 30, 2011
Tiger7 wrote:
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so a 71% payrise is ok by you?
transcript of the meeting is here if anyone wishes to read it:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-28/qantas-...
Many will see him as being cheap a the price if he breaks the unions.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Dianella, Australia

#20 Oct 30, 2011
Elias wrote:
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Getting the o'l knife in whenever you can huh
You bet! You yourself do it interminably so you cannot object. Your best comeback is to stop doing it, and to stop using so-called "balance" as an pretext.

Should anyone hold their breath waiting?

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