TWU wins QF case
QANTAS workers will receive thousands in unpaid wages after the airline lost a Federal Court case with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) this week.
The airline initially refused to pay workers for public holidays, weekends, overtime work and allowances by standing them down to ensure they just received the JobKeeper payment.
Transport Workers Union National Secretary Michael Kaine accused Qantas of being caught out “taking taxpayers’ money while ripping off its workers”, labelling the saga an “abuse”.
The judgment comes as Qantas and Jetstar workers also begin two days of protests over plans to outsource jobs.