Qantas chief grounds all operations

Alan Joyce, the Irish chief executive of Qantas, has been accused by Australian union leaders of trying to "kill" the airline after he shut down Qantas's operations this weekend in the face of mountin

30th October, 2011

Alan Joyce, the Irish chief executive of Qantas, has been accused by Australian union leaders of trying to "kill" the airline after he shut down Qantas's operations this weekend in the face of mounting industrial action.

Joyce grounded all of the Australian airline's flights and locked out workers who he said were "deliberately destabilising the company". He said he was forced into the drastic move because the unions were threatening to continue a campaign of...

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