Qantas cuts 2000 jobs with outsourcing of ground handling. Member for Shortland Pat Conroy says the news has devastated many Hunter workers and their families. Engineering – at least 630 job losses due to 747 retirement, less flying activity (particularly of the wide-body fleet) and redistribution of work from Jetstar’s Newcastle base to make better use of existing maintenance capacity in Melbourne. After producing for Nine News in Brisbane, Madison reported for Nine in Toowoomba, before she made the move down to Newcastle's NBN. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Catherine King, said: “Scott Morrison must stop delaying the review of JobKeeper and give workers and businesses alike the certainty they need to plan beyond the September ‘snapback’ deadline”. Hundreds of local jobs are in jeopardy following the shock announcement of the closure of Jetstar’s maintenance base at Newcastle. Our talented team of journalists, producers and camera operators bringing you the stories that matter, seven days a week, 365 days a year, across both television and digital. The job cuts represent about 20 per cent of the airline’s workforce and will include about 1,500 people in ground operations including baggage handlers, and at least 1,050 cabin crew. Issue of Newcastle Weekly. The low-cost … Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. Qantas has notified around 2000 employees that it will move to outsource ground handling operations at 10 airports across Australia as it works to recover from the COVID crisis. JOBS CUT AS JETSTAR’S NEWCASTLE BASE IS FORCED TO CLOSE. We’re always looking for talented, skilled and passionate people who can translate their love of travel into an outstanding and enjoyable experience for our customers. A further 15,000 workers will remain furloughed until Qantas begins operating more flights. Qantas appears to be hinting there will be more job cuts at the airline on top of the thousands already announced, flagging “more difficult decisions” to come in the 2019-20 annual report. Non-operational – at least 1,450 job losses, mainly in corporate roles, due to less flying activity. Contact Us   Around 200 workers at Williamtown, including 112 engineers, will feel the pinch of the closure. General Electric is to cut 369 jobs at its aircraft engine maintenance plant in south Wales. UK News | Published: Aug 15, 2020. Budget airline Jetstar Asia will lay off 26% or about 180 jobs and extend the furlough of the majority of its staff until December as part of its COVID-19 recovery plan. -. The Qantas Group includes the Qantas ‘full service’ brand and the JetStar discount airline offshoot. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. “Jetstar needs to explain why they are shifting this work to Melbourne.”, Click through to read our latest Career opportunities with Jetstar in Australia and New Zealand. Jet2 to press ahead with pilot job cuts, union says. She added the Morrison Government had not done enough to support regional airport workers – an opinion shared by Shortland Federal MP Pat Conroy. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Qantas said the work was already … Currently, around 17% of Jetstar’s revenue comes from ancillary revenue and this is growing at around 8% annually. She started her career in TV, after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. Qantas is cutting 6,000 jobs and looking to raise up to 1.9 billion Australian dollars ($1.3 billion) as the carrier fights to survive the coronavirus pandemic. The job cuts are expected to save around $100 million annually, while cutting equipment costs will save around $80 million over the next five years. While the Transport Workers Union (TWU) submitted a bid on behalf of employees to keep them in jobs, Qantas said none of the bids met the cost-cutting objectives. Mr Joyce also confirmed he had discussed support measures with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg ahead of JobKeeper wage subsidies ending in September. 15,000 workers will also be stood down until at least the end of the year. Hundreds of local jobs are in jeopardy following the shock announcement of the closure of Jetstar’s maintenance base at Newcastle. Qantas says the staggered return and job cuts allows it to preserve as many other jobs as possible in the long term, and it’ll respond faster if recovery timelines improve. “I extend my deepest regrets (to the employees) over what has had to be announced today,” Mr Morrison told a press conference this morning. Jetstar will close its Newcastle maintenance base by the end of the year as part of massive job cuts announced by parent company Qantas on Thursday. He acknowledged the recovery plan's "huge impact on thousands of our people", but said "the collapse in billions of dollars in revenue leaves us little choice." According to NSW Labor, these job losses were not unforeseen, stating it had been warning for months what could happen to the aviation industry if the Morrison Government failed to act. 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Photo: Qantas. Paterson Federal MP Meryl Swanson said the job losses would hit the local economy hard. Pilots – at least 220 job losses mostly due to early retirement of the 747s. The 6,000 job losses will hit both Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar, while the company hopes half of the 15,000 staff placed on leave since March will be back at work by the end of the year, Joyce said. Ryanair Holdings PLC in May proposed 336 pilot job cuts, BALPA said at the time, in addition to slashing salaries by 20%. “Aviation workers are being left out and left behind by the Morrison Government’s botched handling of JobKeeper and the lack of a plan for the aviation sector,” she said. The company will consult with the relevant unions on the proposed job losses, spanning across the following areas of Qantas and Jetstar: Additional reduction in total roles will result from contractors, particularly in corporate areas such as IT, not returning. 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Singapore-based low-cost carrier Jetstar Asia said Thursday (25 June) that at least 26 percent of its workforce, or about 180 people, will lose their jobs as the airline struggles to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and the near total shutdown of the aviation industry. Jetstar will also outsource ground handling at the six remaining Australian airports where the work is done in-house, impacting 370 jobs. The government was “continuing to do everything we can” to support the aviation sector, he said, both with Qantas and other carriers. “It’s also disrespectful and unacceptable that Jetstar management informed their staff over a pre-recorded message that didn’t allow them to ask any further questions. The cuts of up to 180 people across all parts of its business affect 26 per cent of Jetstar Asia's workforce, even as most of the Singapore carrier's … By. Cabin crew – at least 1,050 job losses due to early retirement of the 747s and less flying activity. Jetstar Careers - Job Vacancies at Jetstar. Tweet on Twitter. While most Queensland airports will escape the brunt of Qantas’s latest round of job cuts, one regional airport will be “wiped out” by the move. James’ Story. 265. Labor says the Government has spent the last few months ignoring the structural problems in the aviation industry. When former Jetstar boss Jayne Hrdlicka takes over as the first female chief executive of Virgin Australia in November, her first challenge will be winning over the unions and staff. Jetstar said it would also close its bases for 70 pilots and cabin crew in Newcastle. CEO Alan Joyce this morning labelled coronavirus the worst crisis the aviation industry has ever faced. Just this week, Jetstar … According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Qantas has a five-year plan to raise its profit in its domestic operations from 12% to 18% and Jetstar from 9% to 22%, bringing both operations into line with global peers. Ground operations – at least 1,500 job losses across airports, baggage handling, fleet presentation and ramp operations due to less flying activity. Qantas appears to be hinting there will be more job cuts at the airline on top of the thousands already announced, flagging more difficult decisions to come in the 2019-20 annual report. Jetstar warned yesterday it may have to raise airfares and cut flights, which could lead to job losses, if Newcastle Airport didn't back down in a stoush over the fees. A further 2,900 pilots will be on stand down from July 2020 onward. Australia’s Qantas Group is cutting at least 6,000 jobs after a massive revenue loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Jetstar has been forced into cutting more than 100 engineering jobs and shutting down its deep maintenance operation at Williamtown. Boeing Co. outlined the job cuts on the same day it reported a $449 million loss for the third quarter, a swing from the $1.17 billion it earned in the same period last year. The loss was not as bad as feared, however. The airline will be moving its deep maintenance operation from Newcastle to Melbourne; Jetstar saying apprentices will have the opportunity to be redeployed to the airport there. At Jetstar, we make the world more accessible by delivering low fares, fun travel and great value. However, external bidders were able to meet all objectives. grant.bradley@nzherald.co.nz @gbradleynz 3 Jetstar has cut prices on thousands of seats to as low as $25 on its main trunk routes. The plans will likely cut almost 2,500 jobs across Qantas and its budget airline Jetstar, on top of the 6,000 job cuts already announced in June this year. “It’s also disrespectful and unacceptable that Jetstar management informed their staff over a pre-recorded message that didn’t allow them to ask any further questions,” Mr Conroy said. by Christine Forbes Smith . The announcement was made this morning and has devastated Hunter workers and families. Madison Scott is a reporter and producer with NBN News who has a passion for people and sharing the stories that matter most. The airline also said it will extend the furlough of the majority of its staff until December. Qantas’s low-cost carrier Jetstar has cut 370 jobs, including 200 at the regional Newcastle airport and closed its maintenance base there. Around 2500 more Qantas and Jetstar jobs are at risk under plans revealed last month to outsource ground handling operations at Australian airports where the work is … November 30, 2020 Share on Facebook. Balpa has called for support for the aviation industry. Scott Morrison expressed deep regret about the cuts, saying Qantas employees were passionate about the company, but defended the “extraordinary” efforts of the airline amid a global pandemic. Revenue tumbled 29% to $14.14 billion. Jetstar cuts 10% of January domestic flights amid strikes over pay and conditions This article is more than 8 months old Ground crew, baggage handlers and ramp workers are all in … Come on board and join our team! Around 200 workers at Williamtown, including 112 engineers, will feel the pinch of the closure. The jobs losses will be spread across all parts of the business while continuing to stand down 15,000 employees in an effort to recover. The airline said the job cuts, affecting a mainly Singapore-based workforce, will come from across all parts of the business. June 25, 2020. Only 27% of the company’s employees are expected to return to work by the end of July, and if international travel returns 72% of their workforce should be back by midway through 2022. 0. Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development said “Scott Morrison must stop delaying the review of JobKeeper and give workers and businesses alike the certainty they need to plan beyond the September ‘snapback’ deadline.”, “Aviation workers are being left out and left behind by the Morrison Government’s botched handling of JobKeeper and the lack of a plan for the aviation sector.”. NBNNEWS.COM.AU | Delivering the highest quality local news, sport and weather, NBN News has played an important role in the lives of people across northern New South Wales for decades. About Us Sign Up . Jetstar's new loyalty program in Singapore was live on Jetstar.com Jetstar has been forced into cutting more than 100 engineering jobs and shutting down its deep maintenance operation at Williamtown. The 6,000 job cuts will come from across the airline's 29,000-strong workforce, Reuters said. The proposed cuts brings the number of job losses for the airline to 8500 of its 29,000-pre-coronavirus workforce. The announcement was made this morning and has devastated Hunter workers and families. It’s part of a broader Qantas cut, with the flying Kangaroo slashing 6000 jobs across the board today. RELATED: Anthony Albanese gets fired up over JobKeeper The maintenance hangar employs 112 staff, including aircraft engineers, 38 apprentices and support staff. A further 370 Jetstar jobs will go at Adelaide, Avalon, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney airports. “It does help for them to know the size of the Qantas issue, what we think is going to happen to inform them on the decision they’re making on JobKeeper and alternatives,” Mr Joyce said. “The government needs to explain why it has failed to support Jetstar and Qantas, forcing these jobs to be moved out of the Hunter,” Mr Conroy said.