Long weekend delays kickoff with QF strikes

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Holiday-makers looking to get an early start on their long weekend plans may have been held up at the airport today as up to 3,500 Qantas workers walked off the job over pay disputes.Organised by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) the one hour strike commenced at 8.00am this morning and was the second industrial action held by the workers Group in two weeks.Yesterday the carrier announced that it had prepared a contingency plan to minimise damage, however, two flights were cancelled while 39 others experienced delays.Qantas said that up to 8,000 passengers were expected to experience flight disruptions today.As the Australian flag carrier’s employees return to work, travellers arriving into Australia tomorrow are expected to experience long delays walking through customs and quarantine as staff prepare three walk-outs tomorrow between 6.00am to 7.00am, 8.00am to 9.00am as well as 7.00pm to 8.00pm.Click here to see if tomorrow’s quarantine and customs strikes will affect you. last_img read more