DISRUPTION GALORE: Jetstar Is Striking Again Tomorrow

Thousands of Jetstar passengers have had their travel plans disrupted, with flights pre-emptively cancelled, in an attempt to minimise disruptions from planned industrial action tomorrow.

Thousands of Jetstar passengers have had their travel plans disrupted, with flights pre-emptively cancelled, in an attempt to minimise disruptions from planned industrial action tomorrow.

Ground staff and baggage handlers will strike for 24 hours as part of an ongoing dispute with management over pay and conditions.

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“Jetstar workers do not take this decision lightly and we apologise to members of the public who will be unable to fly on Wednesday,”

Michael Kaine, Transport Workers Union national secretary

To minimise the impact of the TWU’s stop-work action, the airline has developed a contingency plan; with most customers on impacted flights set to travel within a few hours of their original departure time or moving onto Qantas flights where necessary.

The Transport Workers’ Union claims that Jetstar could fix its pay dispute with baggage and ramp workers by paying them just 90 cents extra an hour.

The airline has not yet given the union its offer in pay talks and has refused to respond to appeals to meet worker demands.

According to the Transport Workers Union, baggage and ramp workers will take strike action again on Thursday if the company continues to refuse to discuss the issue.

 

Affected flights

Jetstar Strike

  • JQ500 Melbourne to Sydney
  • JQ502 Melbourne to Sydney
  • JQ516 Melbourne to Sydney
  • JQ522 Melbourne to Sydney
  • JQ518 Melbourne to Sydney
  • JQ524 Melbourne to Sydney
  • JQ507 Sydney to Melbourne
  • JQ515 Sydney to Melbourne
  • JQ517 Sydney to Melbourne
  • JQ519 Sydney to Melbourne
  • JQ523 Sydney to Melbourne
  • JQ527 Sydney to Melbourne
  • JQ810 Sydney to Brisbane
  • JQ824 Sydney to Brisbane
  • JQ812 Sydney to Brisbane
  • JQ811 Brisbane to Sydney
  • JQ813 Brisbane to Sydney
  • JQ821 Brisbane to Sydney
  • JQ560 Melbourne to Brisbane
  • JQ566 Melbourne to Brisbane
  • JQ570 Melbourne to Brisbane
  • JQ563 Brisbane to Melbourne
  • JQ569 Brisbane to Melbourne
  • JQ567 Brisbane to Melbourne
  • JQ408 Sydney to Gold Coast
  • JQ406 Sydney to Gold Coast
  • JQ411 Gold Coast to Sydney
  • JQ409 Gold Coast to Sydney
  • JQ762 Sydney to Adelaide
  • JQ768 Sydney to Adelaide
  • JQ763 Adelaide to Sydney
  • JQ769 Adelaide to Sydney
  • JQ772 Melbourne to Adelaide
  • JQ776 Melbourne to Adelaide
  • JQ777 Adelaide to Melbourne
  • JQ773 Adelaide to Melbourne
  • JQ954 Sydney to Cairns
  • JQ946 Sydney to Cairns
  • JQ953 Cairns to Sydney
  • JQ949 Cairns to Sydney
  • JQ610 Avalon to Sydney
  • JQ609 Sydney to Avalon
  • JQ632 Avalon to Adelaide
  • JQ633 Adelaide to Avalon
  • JQ703 Melbourne to Hobart
  • JQ707 Melbourne to Hobart
  • JQ702 Hobart to Melbourne
  • JQ708 Hobart to Melbourne

Jetstar says that it has contacted the passengers affected.

International flights to or from Australia were not affected by the planned industrial action.

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