Tag Archives: Qantas

Feeling Down Under – when the doctor’s “sick note” won’t cut it

The management of long term sickness absence cases can be difficult.  This is particularly so if an employee is reluctant to provide information about his condition and prognosis.  This is often amplified by the fact that in keeping with the Australian Medical Association guidelines, many medical certificates only state that the employee is unfit to … Continue Reading

Government steps in as Qantas bargaining gets ugly

Anyone flying last weekend may have come across angry mobs of passengers milling around international departure lounges as Qantas, Australia’s largest airline, dramatically grounded its entire fleet of “flying kangaroos”.  The reason for the grounding was not safety (no Icelandic volcano to blame here) but because Qantas took the unprecedented step of ‘locking out’ its entire … Continue Reading