AUSTRALIA’S Qantas Airways industrial fight with unions has turned nasty, with racist threatening letters sent to the airline’s Irish chief and other management staff, and cars and homes of Qantas staff damaged after they refused to strike.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2011
A merger of Qantas and British Airways must involve control of the “Flying Kangaroo” remaining in Australia, officials in the country insisted today, as Qantas shares surged on hopes a deal would see it emerge a stronger competitor to big regional rivals like Singapore Airlines.
Wed, 03 Dec, 2008
Presidential candidate Barack Obama seized on his endorsement by a leading anti-war group to disparage Democrat rival Hillary Clinton’s judgment on voting for war in Iraq, while the former First Lady used the latest dire US economic news to criticise President George Bush.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2008
Faced with mounting fines and the rising wrath of millions of commuters, the New York’s public transport union sent its members back to work without a new contract and ended a crippling, three-day strike that brought underground trains and buses to a standstill.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2005