Sumary of Qantas slammed for outsourcing workers while accepting JobKeeper:
- NCA NewsWire/Joel Carrett Credit: News Corp AustraliaShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkQantas has defended a decision to sack 2000 workers, telling a parliamentary inquiry the workforce would not be required in the life beyond the pandemic.
- The airline last year outsourced more than 2000 ground staff in a bid to lower costs as Qantas took a financial battering thanks to Covid-19.Addressing a parliamentary inquiry on job security, Qantas was pressed over its decision to lay off workers despite receiving approximately $1.6 billion in federal support.
- Group Executive, Corporate Affairs Andrew McGinnis told Senators the funding was not conditional on keeping workers in jobs.
- Mark Stewart Credit: News Corp Australia“In terms of the ground handlers decision, there was no requirement for us to consult with government on that,” Mr McGinnis replied.
- Labor Senator Tony Sheldon took issue with the outsourcing, citing JobKeeper’s design to keep workers in jobs.
- “Wasn’t the intention of JobKeeper was to keep workers connected?