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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.
26 October 2016
People could be at a bigger risk of having high blood pressure if their home is close to a busy road, research has suggested.
25 October 2016
Almost 200 ill youngsters have been given the chance to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime thanks to the annual Dreamflight trip.
22 October 2016
A "perfect storm" of the falling value of the pound and security fears means holidaymakers are avoiding travel in Europe during October half-term.
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.