Call for Qantas to be held accountable over Emirates talk
Because of an email glitch yesterday a statement made by the TWU calling for Qantas to be investigated by the corporate watchdog (or sleeping poodle) in relation to Emirates discussions and profit guidance, vanished into the ether.
Curiously enough, it also appears to have escaped the vigilance of the general media yesterday.
This is the core of the media release from the union.
Over a lunch yesterday where the sauces were far less interesting than the sources well placed people remained divided as to where the Emirates issue would go, and whether or not it made headlines as just another Qantas distraction from the grim reality of the current conduct of the enterprise.
However most of the table expected Qantas to have some more shocks to announce on 23 August at the year-to-30-June-results media and analyst conferences.
In so far as a closer relationship with Emirates is concerned, the view was that really significant and potentially time consuming ACCC and possibly FIRB review processes would be triggered, with the outcomes uncertain.
The table was strongly in agreement that there is little Qantas could offer Emirates apart from a surrender which would accelerate the demise of the full service components of the enterprise, freeing up management to focus on attacking the legacy culture of Qantas with more jets for Qantaslink using cheaper enterprise agreements and pursuing options for growing the Jetstar franchise.
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