Don't buy Qantas tickets: union

IF you're planning on flying in the lead up to Christmas, don't fly Qantas.

That's the advice issued by the engineers' union today as it flagged plans to step up its campaign of industrial action.


The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) cancelled its planned four-hour work stoppages at major airports today, but not in enough time for Qantas to reinstate 40 cancelled flights.


ALAEA federal secretary Steve Purvinas said the union planned to re-schedule the four-hour stoppage on Friday.


"I would think that by October the 28th when the Qantas AGM takes place you're likely to see full-day stoppages," Mr Purvinas told reporters in Melbourne."

Read more at the Brisbane Times.