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Qantas illegally sacked 1700 workers: High Court

The airline is also facing a A$600m damages claim from the ACCC and a class action from consumers over cancelled flights.

Qantas sacked around 1700 unionised ground staff and outsourced the work.

Australia’s embattled national carrier Qantas has suffered a major blow in the High Court, with the airline losing its appeal over the sacking of about 1700 workers during the pandemic lockdown.

Qantas had appealed against an earlier decision in the Federal Court, which ruled that the sacking of

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Lachlan Colquhoun Wed, 13 Sep 2023
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