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28 November 2011 09:32
A resolution is yet to be found in a dispute between Qantas and its union workers
An industrial dispute which erupted between Australian airline Qantas and its union workers is to be settled with the assistance of an arbitration panel, according to reports.
Holidaymakers were last month forced to review their
travel insurance policies after flights were grounded for two days as a result of the dispute.
No solution has emerged from the latest round of talks between the two parties, resulting in the referral to the Fair Work Australia arbitration panel.
Prior to the referral, the parties had been given until Monday to resolve their issues, which mainly revolve around jobs.
Unions fear that as many as 1,000 positions in Australia could eventually be axed by the airline, as a result of its plans to launch a new Asia-based service.
27 April 2017
The port city of Liverpool is to be the starting point of the biggest round the world ocean race.
26 April 2017
Nearly three-quarters of patients diagnosed with cancer in A&E had previously seen their GP with related symptoms, according to research.
25 April 2017
Researchers recently suggested cycling could reduce the risk of cancer - and now a campaign has launched urging people to get on two wheels.
22 April 2017
The flag for Britain will be flown on a global scale at the forthcoming Clipper Round the World Race.
21 April 2017
Want to lower your risk of suffering cancer or heart disease? Then get on your bike.
20 April 2017
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the way in which breast cancer grows and spreads.
19 April 2017
Budget airline easyJet has apologised over an incident in which two passengers were ordered to leave an overbooked flight.
14 April 2017
Holidays have topped the priority lists of people approaching retirement, with close to two thirds (64%) aiming to go on more trips once they leave the world of work behind.
13 April 2017
A major bank has outlined plans to become more "dementia-friendly".
12 April 2017
Restrictions should be put in place to curb the drinking of alcohol before early-morning flights, a House of Lords committee has suggested.
11 April 2017
Drivers heading to airports and ferry ports this bank holiday weekend have been told to expect heavy traffic.
People who are beginning to notice signs of grey hair have more to worry about than their image.