Qantas announces that staff will be fired to repay the $ 4.3 billion it owes in wage debt – but cannot say how many people will lose their jobs
Qantas has announced that staff will be fired after the airline has announced a headquarters restructuring, but cannot say how many people will lose their jobs.
The redundancies come in the midst of a decrease in the demand for air travel, with the cost-saving measure to repay $ 4.3 billion that Qantas owes to the wage debt.
The airline will redeploy several corporate roles to meet the upcoming retirement of human resources boss Lesley Grant at the end of the year.
Airport staff, pilots and cabin crew will not be affected by the changes 9News reporting that middle management roles will mainly be influenced by restructuring.
Qantas has announced massive redundancies following headquarters restructuring in an attempt to repay $ 4.3 million in payroll
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce confirmed to the Sydney Morning Herald that a number of HR positions will be included in other offices to avoid the & # 39; complexity & # 39; in the company.
Data from the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors confirm that Mr. Joyce is the highest paid CEO in the country and earns a realized salary of $ 23.88 million.
Joyce also confirmed plans for the airline to replace their 75 aging domestic Boeing 737 & # 39; s over the next decade with a billion-dollar order from Boeing or Airbus by the end of 2020.
& # 39; The replacement is not necessary until the end of the next decade, the 2020s, but given the speed with which the number of orders for aircraft fills up, you have to make a decision in 2020, & # 39; Joyce said.
The upgraded aircraft are the A320 and A321 from Airbus and the 737 MAX from Boeing and a new medium-sized Boeing aircraft called the 797.
The medium-sized aircraft carries 250 passengers in double aisles, which would improve the current Qantas quota of 174 passengers on their 737s.
Qantas has also been asked if they will purchase commercial long-haul aircraft after their record-breaking 19-hour flight from New York to Sydney in October.
Airport staff, pilots and cabin crew are unlikely to be affected by the changes. 9News reports that middle management functions are mainly influenced by restructuring
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