Almost 30 Jetstar flights have been cancelled on Thursday as workers plan to walk off the job again.
Jetstar baggage handlers and ground crew will strike again tomorrow, with hundreds of workers holding one 2 hour stoppage in the morning and two 1 hour stoppages in the evening at Sydney, Melbourne, Avalon, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide Airports.
As a result, the budget airline has announced further flight cancellations, including four flights to and from the Gold Coast.
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“We have proactively cancelled the following flights on Thursday 19 December and are re-accommodating passengers on alternate services,” Jetstar said in a statement.
- JQ759 Brisbane to Hobart
- JQ507 Sydney to Melbourne
- JQ812 Sydney to Brisbane
- JQ509 Sydney to Melbourne
- JQ816 Sydney to Brisbane
- JQ954 Sydney to Cairns
- JQ810 Sydney to Brisbane
- JQ416 Sydney to Gold Coast
- JQ820 Sydney to Brisbane
- JQ506 Melbourne to Sydney
- JQ508 Melbourne to Sydney
- JQ572 Melbourne to Brisbane
- JQ442 Melbourne to Gold Coast
- JQ561 Brisbane to Melbourne
- JQ758 Hobart to Brisbane
- JQ500 Melbourne to Sydney
- JQ811 Brisbane to Sydney
- JQ512 Melbourne to Sydney
- JQ825 Brisbane to Sydney
- JQ953 Cairns to Sydney
- JQ813 Brisbane to Sydney
- JQ415 Gold Coast to Sydney
- JQ823 Brisbane to Sydney
- JQ503 Sydney to Melbourne
- JQ511 Sydney to Melbourne
- JQ565 Brisbane to Melbourne
- JQ441 Gold Coast to Melbourne
- JQ403 Melbourne to Brisbane
The Transport Workers Union say they’re not backing down on their demands.
“We sent Jetstar a powerful message with a 94% vote to take protected industrial action, but Jetstar has still not come to the table on our claims for better pay and safer conditions,” the union said in a statement.
“Now is the time to stand together and take action to show Jetstar we won’t back down.”
Tomorrow’s cancellations come following the news that Jetstar has cancelled 10 per cent of domestic flights in January due to the industrial action.
“Due to the potential for ongoing action by the AFAP in particular, Jetstar is proactively adjusting its schedule for the rest of January by reducing domestic capacity by about 10 per cent,” the budget airline said in a statement on Monday.
“Doing this well in advance will significantly reduce disruption in what is the airline’s busiest month of the year.”