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Australia Jetstar set for mass flight cancellations as workers launch 24 hour strike

00:45  14 february  2020
00:45  14 february  2020 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

A list of the Jetstar flights cancelled due to this week's strike action

  A list of the Jetstar flights cancelled due to this week's strike action Jetstar baggage handlers and ground staff are set to strike on Wednesday February 17 amid a continuing fight over pay and conditions. Transport Workers Union national secretary Michael Kaine said, “Jetstar workers do not take this decision lightly and we apologise to members of the public who will be unable to fly on Wednesday." Jetstar has released a list of flights which have been proactively cancelled due to the strike action.Jetstar has released a list of the flights which have been proactively cancelled ahead of planned industrial action on Wednesday, February 19.

Delays and cancellations . If a delay or cancellation occurs within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time and results in a change of three or more hours to your scheduled departure time, we will re-book you on the next available Jetstar flight at no additional cost to you.

Lufthansa canceled hundreds of flights Friday after flight attendants walked off the job at airports around the country in an escalating battle with Germany's largest airline, but signs emerged that the two sides may be prepared to return to the negotiating table.

a large passenger jet flying through a blue sky: Jetstar ground crew and baggage handlers will walk off the job for 24 hours. © Provided by Brisbane Times Jetstar ground crew and baggage handlers will walk off the job for 24 hours. Jetstar baggage handlers and ground crew are set to walk off the job for 24 hours next week amid a stand-off with the budget airline over pay and conditions, which is likely to cause widespread cancellations.

The Transport Workers Union said on Friday morning its members would hold a protected 24-hour strike at Sydney, Melbourne, Avalon, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide airports on Wednesday, February 19.

The action is a dramatic escalation in the industrial dispute, and comes after the TWU held two-hour work stoppages last month which caused 28 flights to be cancelled and others to be rescheduled.

Jetstar chief executive Gareth Evans said in a statement on Friday the airline would be doing "everything possible" to disrupt customers as little as possible.

More to come

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Three men have been injured including one buried by steal beams and wet concrete on a construction site in Western Australia. The trio were working on the new Hotel Rottnest resort development when a level suddenly gave way about 11am today.A 60-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were flown to Perth for treatment, one of them having been buried under a jumble of steel beams and freshly-poured concrete.© 9News Three people were injured after a platform collapsed on a Rottnest Island construction site.

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