Asia-Pacific

Apr 3, 2012

Defiant Jetstar to fight dodgy pilot contract claims

A combination of bravado and tacit admission of wrongdoing is contained in a defiant statement by Jetstar saying it will fight the charges laid by the FWA Ombudsman.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Despite Jetstar claiming that it will fight a Fair Work Australia action over its avoidance of superannuation contributions and the illegal imposition of cost of training fees on cadet pilots employed under a claimed sham New Zealand contract, the Qantas subsidiary has admitted the substance of the allegations made by FWA Ombudsman in a statement that also details its repayment of monies the prosecution alleges was illegally taken from the pilots.

This combination of bravado and tacit admission of wrongdoing contained in a defiant statement by Jetstar saying it will fight the charges laid by the FWA Ombudsman bodes ill for Jetstar and its role in spearheading a Qantas plan to lower the cost of its low-cost carrier to those of its various offshore Jetstar franchises by rotating cabin crew and pilots paid under the labour laws of Singapore, Thailand or New Zealand through its Australian operations.

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    So combined with maggots in the Trail Mix on Qantas flights – what delicious irony.

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