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Australia Jetstar cancels 50 flights amid strike

00:30  15 december  2019
00:30  15 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Jetstar considers January flight cancellations to deal with pilot strike

  Jetstar considers January flight cancellations to deal with pilot strike Jetstar is preparing to major flight schedule changes through January in anticipation of pilot strikes continuing into the new year , as it braces for pilots to walk off the job this weekend. The brewing industrial dispute comes as the Qantas-owned budget carrier was hit by lengthy delays and cancellations on Tuesday due to an IT outage that affected its check-in counters at multiple airports across the country.

Jetstar has cancelled more than 100 flights in preparation for pilots and ground staff to walk off the job, amid stalled wage negotiations. Most passengers scheduled for flights on Friday will be put onto another flight while 5 per cent of passengers flying over the weekend will be unable to travel on the

Jetstar cancels more than 50 flights after employees walk off the job again in row over pay Jetstar has cancelled more than 50 flights following strikes across the country Jetstar staff are striking over pay and health and safety concerns they have

Jetstar and Qantas aircraft on the tarmac at Sydney Airport© Getty Jetstar and Qantas aircraft on the tarmac at Sydney Airport

Jetstar has cancelled more than 50 flights as union staff at the low-budget airline continue rolling strikes across the country.

The Australian Federation of Air Pilots says the union's Jetstar pilots will undertake four-hour work stoppages on Sunday.

Jetstar has cancelled 54 flights in advance to minimise disruption to travellers, according to a travel alert issued by the company.

Jetstar cancels 90 weekend flights as pilot strike hits

  Jetstar cancels 90 weekend flights as pilot strike hits Jetstar has cancelled 90 weekend flights and rescheduled others in preparation for a pilot strike set to start on Saturday morning. The budget airline say 80 per cent of flights will operate as scheduled, and other passengers will be accommodated by consolidating affected flights, moving services onto larger aircraft, rescheduling flights and putting passengers on Qantas flights. About 5 per cent of passengers will not be able to depart for their destination on the scheduled day,  and customers were being notified on Wednesday of any changes to their bookings, the airline said.

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Jetstar said it canceled about 30 flights Friday as it was hit by the first wave of industrial action. Members of the Transport Workers’ Union The airline estimates about 90 flights will be canceled over the weekend but says its contingency plans will allow 95 percent of passengers to get to their

A similar strike on Saturday caused the proactive cancellation of more than 40 flights.

The pilots' action comes after baggage handlers and ground staff stopped work on Friday at Sydney Airport, Melbourne's Tullamarine and Avalon airports, and in Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide.

Staff are striking in protest over pay and health and safety concerns they say the airline has not addressed.

Jetstar says the strikes are "unjustifiable" and "cynically timed to hurt travellers at the busiest time of the year".

Workers who walked off the job on Friday have pledged to do it again next Thursday should their demands not be met.

The company says customers travelling from December 13 to December 20 can request a full refund prior to flying.

Jetstar cancels 10% of its January flights over strikes as airline staff walk out in protest over pay and safety concerns .
It comes as more than 100 flights were cancelled over the weekend after staff walked out over pay and working conditions. Ground crew represented by the Transport Workers Union and the Australian Federation of Air Pilots started industrial action on Friday and continued over the weekend.© Provided by Daily Mail Strike action is set to continue with the possibility of disruptions to flights over the Christmas holidays On Monday Jetstar announced it is proactively adjusting its January flight schedule to give passengers as much notice as possible, with the prospect of continued industrial action.

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