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.

Stephen Downes

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Alan Joyce’s secret ambition is to pursue a merger between #Qantas and his old airline, Aer Lingus. It would be known as Qanilingus
Angus M-a-c-i-n-n-is

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@gavinrebetzke Yes, grounding was said to be to permit lockout to occur safely. Difficult for a court go behind that.
Karen Barlow

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Right then RT @leigh_howard No decision till tomorrow arvo it seems folks. #Qantas
leigh_howard

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There are at least 15 people appearing. This will go all night. #Qantas
leigh_howard

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Appln under s 424(d). Never been used in history. Govt could have jumped this step by declaring grounding void under s 431. #Qantas
Angus M-a-c-i-n-n-is

AequoEtBonoAngus M-a-c-i-n-n-is

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So Qantas’ go-to silk, Harry Dixon SC, was in Melbourne today? What a lucky coincidence!
leigh_howard

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Minister: seeks to terminate ALL industrial action, not just lockout. #Qantas #ausunions
Sally Sara

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3 Australian soldiers killed, 7 wounded in shooting by attacker dressed in Afghan National Army uniform. Shah Wali Kot, Kandahar province.
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Meanwhile: “Microsoft buys Skype, attacks reverse engineer with bogus takedown notices and florid language” tiny.cc/ki6ii >
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tiny.cc/shggd “no one at Qantas to blame, not workers or management..faced with horrid reality of competitive global airline business
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FWA s424 tiny.cc/y4y3j – would end union action as well as lockout. Probably that’s what Joyce was aiming at – high stakes poker
Sarah Joseph

profsarahjSarah Joseph

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Govt applying under s424 to FWA to terminate all industrial action at #Qantas. #Albanese
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From 8pm AEDT on 31/10 Qantas will lock out all employees covered by the new ALAEA, TWU and AIPA agreement. bit.ly/23SFRn
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Qantas: total chaos and massive self-inflicted losses. For the latest, check Crikey’s aviation guru Ben Sandilands bit.ly/sjQkNu
Peter Black

peterjblackPeter Black

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qantas media release about the lock-out bit.ly/tESBh6
Angus M-a-c-i-n-n-is

AequoEtBonoAngus M-a-c-i-n-n-is

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And while I’m tweeting FWA sections, this is why you can’t sue #qantas for any loss you suffer: bit.ly/t0eEG3

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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whyisitso
whyisitso
10 years ago

Well done Alan Joyce and Qantas board. It’s about time employers in this country developed a bit of backbone against union blackmail and bloody-mindedness. If the strikes had gone on Qantas would have ended up as another Ansett, and you’d have all these unionists sobbing about losing their jobs and entitlements. Even the far-left Dick Smith is blaming the unionists.

John Passant
10 years ago

My take. Occupy Qantas, fight the one percent. http://enpassant.com.au/?p=11458

hc
hc
10 years ago

What nonsense in your link, John. The ‘pittance’ being paid to Qantas employees? Baggage handlers getting $80000 annually and some pilots getting over $500,000. Salaries much higher than those at Virgin but still they want more. How on earth can a company selling an internationally traded good compete successfully with these costs? Answer: They cannot.

murph the surf.
murph the surf.
10 years ago

The real world comes lumbering in and suddenly it’s panic stations.
China exports more than just machinery, appliances and credit.

KB Keynes
KB Keynes
10 years ago

so apparently virgin can successfully negotiate an agreement that includes flexibility but Qantas cannot.

What does Qantas have that Virgin doesn’t.

An overpaid CEO who got an increase of over 70% based on comparative wage justice not performance.

so lockout are good but strikes are bad. nice logic again.

Pedro
Pedro
10 years ago

Homer, would you give the unions their claims?

An old mate of mine was an Ansett hostie and then became one of the union stewards. I saw him the other day and he was still whinging about how the company had done the wrong thing by the employees.

KB Keynes
KB Keynes
10 years ago

Why can Virgin negotiate a ‘flexible’ EBA yet Qantas clearly cannot.

Only an imbecile could believe Qantas has any credibility on keeping wages down after the ridiculous increase given to the CEO.

how can they cry poor after that.

Unions need the suport of their members and my guess is they simply do not believe Qantas management.

hammygar
hammygar
10 years ago

he was still whinging about how the company had done the wrong thing by the employees

Of course they did the wrong thing by employees. Most employees suffered loss of entitlements when by gross dereliction of management Ansett drove itself into bankruptcy. The first duty of a board of directors is to keep the company afloat to keep faith with its staff.

Pedro
Pedro
10 years ago

Ken, if you are there, what do you think of the s.431 argument? I should have thought that a ministerial direction would still be more certain than a reference to the tribunal on the grounds that the review is not on the merits. But perhaps judicial review is different for the Feds or the FWA.