ALAEAAustralian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association
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On Sunday, Qantas management held crisis talks to examine the effects of the ongoing work-to-rule actions, overtime bans and go-slows being waged by the ALAEA.
David Cox, executive general manager of Qantas Engineering, said that wiring issues, which were identified on two of its aircraft and had been used by the ALAEA to make this case, did not compromise the safety of the aircraft in any way.
Spokeswoman Olivia Wirth added that the ALAEA was clearly intent on causing severe disruptions.
Qantas has been in talks with ALAEA, which has 1,600 members at the airline, and the Australian and International Pilots Association for months over pay and workplace conditions.
Fortunately ALAEA won the battle and so prevented CASA from wasting more public money in their quest to hide the truth from the public.
As a result of the ongoing ALAEA ban on overtime and work to rule the carrier said it has been forced to ground seven aircraft in total and cancel approximately 500 services and remove around 88,0000 seats from sale over the next month.
Due to the seriousness of the safety lapses and concern at how these companies obtained a Government seal of approval, the ALAEA using the freedom of information act requested all CASA audit reports on the companies concerned.
ALAEA federal secretary Steve Purvinas said that while progress had been made, Ofour or five mattersO remained outstanding.
Cancellation of strike action by ALAEA follows the Transport Workers Union cancelled action on Friday.
The Executive General Manager of Qantas Engineering, Mr David Cox, said the wiring issues identified on two of its aircraft, which had been used by the ALAEA to make this case, did not compromise the safety of the aircraft in any way.
The carrier has cancelled 17 flights and is expected to delay another 29 services by up to an hour due to the strikes by the TWU and the ALAEA.