Tweeting the Qantas shutdown
Update – Tweets placed in a more coherent context in In search of Qanilingus at CDU Law and Business Online.
NB Australian Financial Review arguably has the best coverage and has no paywall for the weekend.
Alan Joyce’s secret ambition is to pursue a merger between
and his old airline, Aer Lingus. It would be known as Qanilingus
Yes, grounding was said to be to permit lockout to occur safely. Difficult for a court go behind that.
There are at least 15 people appearing. This will go all night.
Appln under s 424(d). Never been used in history. Govt could have jumped this step by declaring grounding void under s 431.
So Qantas’ go-to silk, Harry Dixon SC, was in Melbourne today? What a lucky coincidence!
Minister: seeks to terminate ALL industrial action, not just lockout.
3 Australian soldiers killed, 7 wounded in shooting by attacker dressed in Afghan National Army uniform. Shah Wali Kot, Kandahar province.
Meanwhile: “Microsoft buys Skype, attacks reverse engineer with bogus takedown notices and florid language” tiny.cc/ki6ii
“no one at Qantas to blame, not workers or management..faced with horrid reality of competitive global airline business
FWA s424 tiny.cc/y4y3j
– would end union action as well as lockout. Probably that’s what Joyce was aiming at – high stakes poker
Govt applying under s424 to FWA to terminate all industrial action at
From 8pm AEDT on 31/10 Qantas will lock out all employees covered by the new ALAEA, TWU and AIPA agreement. bit.ly/23SFRn
Qantas: total chaos and massive self-inflicted losses. For the latest, check Crikey’s aviation guru Ben Sandilands bit.ly/sjQkNu
And while I’m tweeting FWA sections, this is why you can’t sue
for any loss you suffer: bit.ly/t0eEG3
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