Qantas Sacked 1,700 Workers Over Loudspeaker in Lunchroom
- Qantas workers were abruptly sacked.
- The High Court has ruled that it was illegal.
An illegally sacked Qantas worker has revealed that 1,700 staffers were told they’d be losing their jobs over the PA system in the break room.
Don Dixon, a former ramp supervisor, recalled the moment when he found out he’d lose his job during an interview on A Current Affair on Wednesday night.
Mr Dixon had nothing but love for the company he’d spent more than 20 years working for, until new management came in.
‘I absolutely loved Qantas. It was a fantastic company to work for until Joyce took over,’ Mr Dixon told ACA Host Allison Langdon.
The interview came hours after Australia’s High Court ruled that the once-loved airline had illegally sacked employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Former Qantas ramp supervisor Don Dixon told A Current Affair that almost 1,700 workers told they were going to be sacked over the loud speaker in the lunch room
The Australian High Court found that the airliner had illegally terminated the jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday (pictured: former-CEO Alan Joyce)
Workers in the lunch room at the time of the announcement were told that they would have three months until they were out of the job, according to Mr Dixon.
‘They could have mailed something, but I don’t think they would have paid for the stamp,’ Mr Dixon said.
‘Over the loudspeaker, in the lunch room, we were all together. It was just a brutal moment.’
Mr Dixon, a union delegate, said on Wednesday that it was the first day that he had heard his colleagues happy since their sacking.
‘We were a small part
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