Long Haul Determination

'Try again next year': FWA decision highlights futility and destructiveness of Joyce’s industrial war

Today’s determination, handed down by Fair Work Australia, on the industrial dispute between Qantas pilots and management, shows how futile CEO Alan Joyce’s strategy of all-out industrial war has been for the airline and the national interest, with FWA rejecting management’s argument that the enterprise agreement was outdated and allowing negotiations for a new agreement to begin as early as next year.