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Big backpay win at Qantas

« Back to News Articles Big backpay win at Qantas

Big Backpay Win

Qantas argued against paying any back-pay at all but lost in the final wash-up of the often bitter dispute.

TWU members employed by Qantas will receive more than 12 months in back pay following the handing down of the long-awaited Fair Work Australia decision on August 8.

Qantas had argued for NO BACK PAY at all.

The back pay is among several wins for the TWU and its members who have stood strong and united throughout the long-running and often bitter dispute.

Apart from the back pay, other issues such as labour-hire and superannuation have been turned into BINDING determinations.

Features of the arbitrated agreement include;

  • Three 3% pay increases as part of a three year agreement.
  • The first rise will be back paid to 1 July 2011 and the second from
  • 1 July 2012.
  • This means our members will be 6% better off immediately.
  • The back pay calculations will take into account all overtime, holidays, shift loadings, etc. back to July 1 last year.
  • NO COMPULSORY REDUNDANCY as a direct result of labour hire or contracting out – including QGS.
  • 10% Superannuation is now covered and protected within the EBA.

Of course we have had Qantas managers running around claiming VICTORY.

Well, if they call the long drawn out dispute and infamous grounding of the airline a victory, it is certainly a very HOLLOW victory.

The recent announcement from CEO Alan Joyce that Qantas has posted a $245 million loss highlights how his militant strategy against his own employees has badly damaged the airline.

Alan Joyce is damaged goods. The TWU will be around long after he has been dispatched to some, as yet, unknown destination.

We stand as strong as ever and ready for the next battle for better pay and conditions for our members.

And that battle is not all that far away. The new agreement is due to expire in less than two years.