We had another meeting with Qantas on 23 August 2017 in Sydney. We got more detail on how the restructure is going to work and it is not pretty, in fact we have significant concerns that it will not work.
Hidden in the small print is the fact that Qantas is intending that the new centralised Sydney base resource allocators and planners will need to be familiar with Customer Service, Ramp & Fleet rostering and be able to “flex” across resource areas for more than one airport.
Despite this added work and responsibility, the proposal is that the total number of staff doing this work will be less than the current numbers doing the work.
Also to make things work, all the forms you fill in and give to resources will have to be emailed to Sydney (good luck finding a computer that works!).
Qantas says staff will not suffer any difference in services… Qantas management also believes in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus!
Your delegates have also seen draft rosters for the centralised resources staff, they were not compliant with fatigue guidelines, made no provision for RDOs or leave and had few weekends off.
This does not bode well
It also seems that for the system to succeed the company will depend heavily on the resources staff who are being made redundant, helping the company to construct manuals and information to teach the people taking their jobs. Years of
expertise are to be converted into a few paragraphs….
We raised more queries and questions which the company has to go away and answer. Our next meeting is on 7th September 2017 in Melbourne.
Not good enough
Many people have already signed our petition to stop this mad restructure, please add your name to this petition as soon as you can.
In some locations we will also be holding members meetings to discuss the seriousness of this proposal.
We will also be briefing members in resources about what we know so far.