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Qantas engineers to consider options other than strikes

Published Mon, Mar 3, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[SYDNEY] Engineers at Qantas Airways will first consider options other than strikes in response to wage freezes the airline announced last week, their union said.

"Strike action was never on our radar after the announcement," Steve Purvinas, federal secretary of the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association, said on Sky News Australian Agenda programme on Sunday. "One thing we could possibly look at would be a trade-off of our wage rises for shareholdings in the company." Australia's biggest airline, which last week reported a A$252 million (S$285 mill…

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