Mixed responses to QF grounding

first_imgThe travel public is left with mixed after-thoughts over Australia’s flag carrier after Qantas grounded its entire fleet late Saturday afternoon.Although the carrier resumed operations yesterday with an international service between Sydney to Jakarta taking off at 3.41pm and a domestic Melbourne to Sydney service flying from 3.58pm, one e-Travel Blackboard commenter said chief executive Alan Joyce “clearly” had stepped over the line and is eager to see the head replaced.“Taking all his clients and workers hostage to enforce a workplace dispute is taking it way too far,” the commenter explained.“Alan needs to be replaced by someone who can be trusted as CEO – Both from the point of clients and workers.”Another commenter concurred, questioning the result of Mr Joyce’s actions while a third e-Travel Blackboard reader and ex-Qantas employee said he/she had not flown with the carrier in over 21 years and had no intention of “doing so in the near future”. However, not all travellers disapproved with Qantas and its head, with one reader highlighting that Mr Joyce used the same tactics implemented by the Transport Workers Union and Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Associaiton only weeks before.“…so it is ok for a union/ worker to hold a company and client to ransom but not for a company to withold its services – when it cannot rely on a stable workforce?”While an international reader questioned the entire situation as well as the unions motives.“Should the unions in these dispute[s] be allowed to dictate where a private company can spend their money or the money of their share holders?”Meanwhile the airline said late yesterday afternoon travellers booked to fly with the airline can expect to see operations back to normal within the next 24 to 48 hours. “Qantas sincerely regrets the impact on customers of industrial action over recent months and looks forward to a rapid recovery and period of stability,” a statement from the carrier read.Still on Team Qantas? Let us know where you stand by leaving a comment below.    Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img

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