Qantas and Jetstar stand down 2500 staff due to Covid-19 lockdowns

Qantas and Jetstar stand down 2500 staff due to Covid-19 lockdowns

A Qantas plane landing at Sydney Domestic Airport. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye GerardSource:News Corp Australia

Australia’s national carrier has announced about 2500 Qantas and Jetstar employees will be stood down for two months due to ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks.

In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, Qantas said the stand down was a temporary measure to deal with the significant drop in flying caused by the greater Sydney lockdown and the knock-on border closures in all other states and territories.

The airline said no job losses were expected.

The stand down will impact domestic pilots, cabin crew and airport workers mostly in NSW, but also in other states “given the nature of airline networks”.

Qantas said affected employees would be given two weeks notice before the stand down takes effect, with pay continuing until mid-August.

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said it was a difficult decision to trigger stand downs but it reflected the reality confronting many businesses operating in NSW.

“This is clearly the last thing we want to do, but we’re now faced with an extended period of reduced flying and that means no work for a number of our people,” he said.

More to come.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


She's doing just fine, apparently! Home and Away's Sam Frost shares a kiss with boyfriend Jay Bruno as they enjoy an outing at a Sydney park - following her anti-vax controversy

Sam Frost deleted her Instagram account after copping backlash over her anti-vaxxer comments. And it seems like she picked up and moved on from the controversial incident as she enjoyed an ... Read more »

'Bounty hunters' join the search for Cleo: Freelancers seeking to cash in on $1million reward scour the outback for little girl - as well as a 100 cops and a parade of Good Samaritans

Bounty hunters arrive in Carnarvon area in hopes of snaring $1million rewardThe cash offer is for information leading to the whereabouts of Cleo Smith  The reward was made by the WA government last week as the search continues The four-year-old has been missing from the Blowholes Campsite for 11 days  Read more »

How Australian children under 16 will need their parent's PERMISSION to log into Facebook and Instagram under strict new laws

Australia is drafting new privacy laws to protect children and the vulnerable New law would require parental permission for social media apps like Facebook The companies must take 'all reasonable steps' to verify a user's age Permission from a parent must be provided for users under the age of 16  Read more »

Extraordinary $11MILLION payout is awarded to a man left paralysed after Victorian police officers attacked him while responding to a noise complaint

Warnambool man left a quadriplegic after unthinkable police brutalityThree officers attended a noise complaint made against Chris KaradaglisHe suffered a devastating spine injury when they forcibly removed him Read more »

Young woman, 26, is arrested in relation to a fatal stabbing attack of a 51-year-old man earlier this year

A 26-year-old woman has been charged with being an accessory to a murder The woman was arrested about 8am on Tuesday in West Wallsend in NSW Her arrest follows inquiries into the stabbing death of a man, 51, in January 2021 A 23-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and her case is before court   Read more »

Dining with the enemy! Today star Karl Stefanovic spotted at lunch with Sunrise host Natalie Barr in rare photo of rival breakfast hosts together... so what will Kochie say?

Their respective breakfast shows are locked in a tight ratings tussle. But apparently there’s no bad blood between Today’s Karl Stefanovic and Sunrise host Natalie Barr, with the pair spotted enjoying ... Read more »

Aldi shopper sparks outrage online after spotting bizarre detail on jar of 'Australian honey'

Customer purchased a 700g jar of 'Bramwells Mixed Blossom Honey' from Aldi Didn't notice label said it was only made from 20 per cent Australian ingredientsShopper declared she wouldn't purchase honey again without reading the labelBizarre detail caused debate online with many Aldi fans sharing their opinion  Read more »

NYPD cops hunt suspect who shot straphanger in the leg during rush-hour robbery attempt in Union Square subway station - as gun crime soars by 20% in parts of Manhattan

A man was shot in the leg on a Manhattan subway train on Monday afternoon It happened on a crowded rush-hour N train at about 5pmA 42-year-old man was approached by another man who was standing and who then demanded the victim’s cellphoneThe passenger was not fast enough and was shot once by the suspect in his leg As the train entered the Union Square subway station, the suspect fled the train and ran into the busy stationOfficers stationed in the precinct above the platform applied a tourniquetThe victim was taken to a local hospital and was described as stableThe robbery comes as crime throughout the city is up 2.6 percent compared to September of last year Robberies are up by 6 percent, assaults have shot up by 18.5 percent  Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Grant Denyer admits he's STILL drinking despite long battle with the booze - as as he defends 'hand on thigh' boat party pictures with co-star, 22

 Grant Denyer admits having a few drinks on DWTS cast boat party Ex Sunrise weatherman has admitted to battling booze issues in the past  Denyer has previously said he wanted to get off the drink permanentlyManager says he was still under the drink-drive limitStar furious about magazine suggestion he was having an affair with co-star, 22  Read more »

Shopper is left outraged after her VERY disturbing find inside a packet of frozen chicken wings bought from Aldi

Aldi shopper has discovered an entire chicken's head in a bag of frozen wings Customer found well-preserved head inside a 2kg bag of Aldi chicken wingsShopper claimed it was second time in two weeks she had made the discovery'Two weeks in a row - how hard is it to work out what bits go in?' woman wrote  Read more »

Elon Musk slams Biden over his new billionaires' tax and warns ‘eventually they run out of other people's money and come for you' - even as Tesla CEO's wealth surges $36BN in ONE DAY

Elon Musk panned President Biden's plan to impose a tax on billionaires Musk agreed with prediction that Democrats' plan would target middle classTesla CEO saw his personal net worth soar by more than $36billion on Monday Shares in Tesla surged by nearly 13 percent at the close of trading on Wall Street Hertz announced on Monday it was buying 100,000 Tesla Model 3 cars News sent Tesla's value soaring to more than $1trillion, driving stock increaseRental car giant's deal with Tesla said to be worth $4.2billionThe top .0002% will be taxed yearly on 'unrealized gains' from stocks and bonds Currently, assets like that are only taxed when they're sold They're usually used as collateral to borrow money - a way the rich skirt taxes  Read more »

The bizarre solar phenomenon that hits an Australian region just TWICE a year - so can you see what's so different about these pictures?

Just after midday on Tuesday shadows vanished in Northern Territory capitalThe phenomenon happens twice a year in Darwin and a handful of other places Shadows disappear for a few minutes as the sun's rays are at exactly 90 degrees  Read more »

Booze-fuelled pest who put a female bottle shop worker in a headlock is banned from EVERY licenced venue in Queensland after threatening ONE obscene act when he was refused a carton of pre-mix rum and cokes

Dyon James Blyth, 24, pleaded guilty to common assault in a public placeHe put female bottle shop worker in a headlock and threatened to 'dack' herHe has been banned from all licensed venues in Queensland for 12 months  Read more »

Glamorous young equestrian, 19, claims she was left fighting for life because of 'one in a million' reaction to a Pfizer jab - but not all doctors agree

Promising teen rider rushed to hospital after second Pfizer Covid vaccinationCienna Knowles' mum claimed she suffered a severe 'PVT reaction to Pfizer'Ms Knowles' mother Rebecca confirmed doctor blamed contraceptive pillMs Knowles has left Gosford Hospital and is recovering from at home Read more »

The perfect summer meal: How to make Jules Sebastian's favourite Thai chicken salad

Jules Sebastian, 40, has revealed how to make her new favourite chicken saladThe busy mum-of-two said the Thai salad is a delicious summertime meal optionShe said the sauce is the most important part of the dish and shared her recipe Read more »

How Gladys confessed her deepest secret: Premier's closest confidants reveal how she broke the news of her love affair with dodgy Daryl - from a surprise call to a 'very difficult' chat

Daryl Maguire's testimony to ICAC delayed due to 'investigative reasons'ICAC has taken evidence from 'seven men' over Ms Berejiklian's  secret affairAide 'might have provided advice to her about (Maguire) situation' if he'd known 'I personally don't want to push this project but the premier did' - adviser's emailFormer adviser says Ms Berejiklian told her 'she'd been close ... with Mr Maguire'  Read more »

Chumpy Pullin's widow opens up about her grief at seeing happy families walking together on the beach as she prepares to welcome their first child

Chumpy Pullin's widow opens up about grief of seeing other young familiesFormer Olympian drowned while spearfishing off Gold Coast in July last year He left behind 29-year-old wife Ellidy who used his sperm for IVF treatmentShe is due to give birth a year and three months after Chumpy's tragic death  Read more »

Coles launches a huge sale on gadgets including Apple iPads and two-in-one oven cooktops - after Woolworths launched $5 Samsung Galaxy phones

Coles has launched huge sale on popular items - including Apple iPad 6 for $259 Supermarket has unveiled its new online platform for its popular Best Buys rangeDeals include refurbished Apple iPad 6 for $259, homeware and big ticket itemsSale comes after Woolworths slashed 98 per cent off Samsung Galaxy phonesThe $5 phone is sold out online but many reported it's still in stock in some stores Read more »

Travellers are flocking to this breathtaking island with pristine white sand and crystal clear water - but it has a dark past

A shipwreck from the height of WWII can be found off the coast of QueenslandThe HMS Protector was requisitioned for service by the US Army in July 1943It was damaged in a collision with a tug boat and abandoned off Heron Island Seven decades later the wreck is a diving site reachable by walking at low tidePhotographer Mark Fitz called it one of his 'favourite snorkelling spots'  Read more »

The photo every parent should see: How a two-year-old boy was left covered in blood and in tears after being swooped by an aggressive magpie during a walk with his family

Mother recalled how son was attacked by angry magpie on a park footpathAshleigh Ferguson said son Jordan attacked near Maryborough, QueenslandShocked mother shared photo of her son bleeding from a wound on his head  Read more »

Please explain? Pauline Hanson admits she's 'lost her touch' 24 years after owning a fish and chip shop as she MELTS her tongs in cooking fail

Pauline Hanson shared embarrassing cooking faux pas to Facebook on MondayOne Nation leader left heat on stove top and melted tongs into her frying pan Commenters joked about her famously owning a fish and chips shop in the past  Read more »

Foodie lost for words after discovering an incredible Asian grocery store that stocks thousands of snacks and alcohol options including a $2 cider

A young foodie has stunned after showing off very affordable Asian snack shopThe store is lined with Asian snacks and alcohol including a $2 lychee ciderThe woman said it also has the cheapest soju she has found in Sydney  Read more »

Make moving day a breeze: This genius new gadget will change how you move furniture forever

You can now buy a handy device that makes moving houses much easier The Furniture Moving Set is designed to eliminate the possibility of injuryThe $39.95 set comes with four non-slip sliders and a handheld lifter The product can bear a maximum load of 200kg to transport fridges and beds  Read more »

Meet the world's first dancing pelican: Talented bird named Percy stuns tourists with her incredible moves

Impressive rescued pelican captured executing flawless pirouettes for foodBob Humphries filmed the female bird named Percy onboard a tourist vesselPercy twirled around for amazed sightseers at Emu Point in Western AustraliaWas rescued by Captain Jack of vessel Kalgan Queen and father 23 years agoJack rehabilitated the rescued pelican in bathtub at home until she recovered   Read more »

Driver of 'stolen car' is arrested after allegedly killing a traffic controller, 30, in a suspected hit-and-run crash as he 'moved cones'

Traffic controller has been killed in suspected hit and run with a stolen carCar allegedly plouged into 30-year-old worker on Ron Camm Bridge in MackayVehicle was found abandoned 10 kilometres away but driver was not found Police have since confirmed a 28-year-old man has been arrested in relation  Read more »

Vaccinated Australians could win $1million in cash by entering their name in a lottery draw - but entries close in just a few days

A $1million prize for vaccinated Australians is set to be drawn early next month  The Million Dollar Vax campaign was launched at the start of October  Promotion was inspired by similar vaccine lotteries run in the United States  Read more »

Glamorous banker facing 127 fraud charges SOBS as she's granted $1.6M bail to return to her newborn twin daughters - as her convicted drug dealer husband struggles to raise their kids on his own

Sara Daizli was granted bail to return to five-week-old twin babies on Tuesday The mother-of-four is facing 127 charges relating to fraud offences, court heard  Her lawyer indicated 'not everything is as it seems' relating to charges The twins and a two-year-old son are being cared for by their paroled fatherDavid Sukkar was previously jailed for his involvement in 'serious' drug crimesDaizli will follow strict bail protocols and posted a $1.6million surety to the court  Read more »

Fortifying DNS security can better protect the healthcare sector

The large amounts of patient and insurance data used in healthcare has made the industry attractive to cyber breaches. DNS is one of the mostly commonly used attack vectors. How can we prevent them? Read more »

Appalling moment cosmetic surgeons DANCE and sing Dolly Parton songs while thrusting steel tubes into an unconscious patient at under-fire TikTok star's clinic - as bombshell voicemail he sent to his staff emerges

The social media video shows surgeons dancing an singing during a procedureIt was played as part of a Four Corners investigation into Dr Daniel Lanzer Dr Lanzer has a huge social media following and regularly appears on TV  He was shown using a cannula in a way one expert said was 'dangerous'Dr Lanzer defended his record in a video response provided to the program  Read more »

How to get your hands on a Samsung smart TV or an Electrolux dishwasher for as little as $1 at incredible online sale

Lloyds Auctions are offering the cheap electronics and whitegoods this weekEvery item will start at just $1 with bids already open to potential shoppers The items have suffered minor carton damage and small scratches and dents Read more »

This $19.99 unisex hat has nearly 15,000 five-star reviews on Amazon - and it's perfect for hiking or camping

The unisex EINSKEY sun hat provides protection from the harsh Aussie sun The 19.99 bucket hat is waterproof and designed with side ventilation lining It's perfect to wear when hiking, fishing, gardening or campingThe product has received close to 15,000 reviews on Amazon Read more »

Australian of the Year Grace Tame goes to war with Scott Morrison's office after being 'blindsided' on live TV: 'We deserve politicians who are above gaslighting victim-survivors'

Australian of the Year Grace Tame claims she is being snubbed by PM's officeScott Morrison's assistant minister Ben Morton disputed Ms Tame's versionDispute over whether Tame involved in national child abuse prevention planAt 15 she was raped by her paedophile maths teacher, who was convicted Read more »

Historic net zero emissions target is announced - and it will create 62,000 regional jobs and leave Aussies $2,000 better off

Scott Morrison has announced a commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.  The Prime Minister will show off his proposal at crunch climate talks in Glasgow with world leaders ... Read more »

Makeup-free Julia Roberts, 53, enjoys an early morning coffee in her pyjamas as she begins her 14-day quarantine in Sydney in a $56.9million mansion

Julia Roberts is settling into quarantine life after jetting into Australia on Saturday to shoot her new movie Ticket to Paradise with George Clooney. The Hollywood actress, 53, will be spending ... Read more »

Platinum jubilee year 'to be marred by Prince Andrew case': Queen's special anniversary is set to be dogged by her son's court drama as key moments in Virginia Giuffre case will be heard in the run-up to national celebrations

Prince Andrew's court case will be heard ahead of the Queen's platinum jubileeThe civil case brought by a Jeffrey Epstein victim is to begin as soon as possibleJudge Kaplan plans to draw a line under amendments to action by December 15Events to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne will last throughout next year Read more »

Map reveals the five NSW regions that are smashing the vaccine rollout with 95 per cent fully-vaccinated and the one area with just HALF double-jabbed - so how is your suburb going?

Five NSW areas racing ahead in the state's Covid vaccine rollout at 95 per centHornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Hills Shire, Camden and Murray River are leading the packLagging behind is Edward River where 58.9 per cent are double-jabbed Byron in northern NSW is also among least vaccinated at 63.5 per cent Data is from the latest figures released by the federal government on Monday Rapid vaccine rollout has allowed NSW to open up weeks earlier than expected  Read more »

Dominic Perrottet pleads with Tasmanian premier to allow a Sydney woman to see her dying mother who has just 48 hours to live

NSW premier has begged Tasmania to allow Sydney woman to see dying mother Mercedes Maguire told she must quarantine for 14 days before seeing her mumHer mother Teresa Florez has days to live and can no longer eat or drink water Officials fear Ms Maguire and her siblings are a high-risk for Covid transmission Read more »

Mum left in shock after her eight-year-old daughter secretly buys $1,150 worth of camping gear and Harry Potter toys from Kmart while 'playing' on her phone

An eight-year-old girl secretly bought $1,150 worth of camping and leisure gearThe youngster was using her mum's phone when she made the secret purchaseShe charged the haul to her mum's Afterpay which is how she was caught out  Read more »

Uni student insists she IS good with her money after she 'thought she owed just $300 - but was mired in thousands of dollars of Afterpay debt'

Social media influencer has told how she racked up more than $2,000 in debtTikToker Lillian Bradford said she owed $2,093.17 to buy now, pay later lender  Received concerned replies after sharing a screenshot of how much she owedMs Bradford said the post was a 'joke' and she was well aware of her balanceSaid she was a full-time university student who only spends what she affords  Read more »

MasterChef star Reynold Poernomo is set to open a new pastry bar with his famous indulgent treats and one-off desserts every week

MasterChef Australia star Reynold Poernomo is set to open a new pastry bar The 27-year-old dessert king will launch a new KOI Pastry Bar in Sydney on FridayDiners can expect indulgent desserts, gourmet pastries and exquisite cakes Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic