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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.
03 December 2016
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.