There are 2 sets of unions. 1 for the old and 1 for the new. the new get paid less , with less benefits but work harder. You need to pay $600 for physical , go through an online course (12 subjects) and pass a forklift assessment all on your time. Once you pass all this , they think you will not leave. You will not be working on aeroplanes , as they say. (this is for the old only) . You will be working mainly in the "mail room' , this is a brain dead job just lifting bags all day. You will be working every weekend , lucky to get 1 out of every 8 off. The place has a very bad culture , if you are not Friends or are family of the leading hands you will be subject to all the bad jobs. They have a very large turn around of staff. Qantas has a really good airline name , and they are taking advantage of this ! If you dont believe me look at the history of their adds. They continually advertise for staff. Management do not listen or care. they say you will work 40hrs , but they are cutting that back to 25hrs. If your still going to go ahead with applying , speak to the interviewers about all of above . They will confirm all is true.
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working weekends, bad culture, midnight shifts, unfair practices, two unions
COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS (Current Employee) – Sydney NSW – 16 July 2019
great shifts and a great team of people to work with. they become lifelong friends . varied days -- everything depends of weather - crewing and engineering no 2 days are ever the same . workplace is great and they support you at al times.
Line Maintenance Manager - WA (Former Employee) – Perth WA – 9 June 2019
An environment t that requires the best of its people in a challenging ever changing environment. Aviation industry is constantly changing in its area of growth and development while being at the forefront of technology change. This creates a challenging environment who operate within the organisation. requiring a high level of collaboration arcross various sectors of operations to ensure the customer expectation are met.
My time with Qantas both challenged me and was rewarding, being able to develop and grow individuals to meet both company and self expectations. to be able to make a difference in the culture and grow the business, in remote WA.