The problem for Qantas is that is is currently run by a CEO and board that are driven more by an ideological obsession with management prerogative than by any understanding of the emerging workplace of the 21st Century. This last act of lunacy is just the last in a long line since it's privatisation. I personally don't give a rat's arse if it disappears tomorrow so long as the staff can get jobs with another airline that will treat them as valuable assets of the company, not liabilities to be got rid of.
That would be Doug Cameron, who just said AJ is squirming like Former President Nixon out of answering questions. To which AJ said to Senator Cameron, "this is like a McCarthy trial" (read as McCarthyism).
Last edited by Cookie7; 4th Nov 2011 at 03:57.
Reason: Further info regarding McCarthyism & clarification sought.
Douglas Niven Cameron (born 27 January 1951) is an Australian politician and trade unionist. He has been a Labor member of the Australian Senate since July 2008, representing the state of New South Wales. Cameron was born in Bellshill, Scotland. He was first elected to the Senate at the 2007 federal election. He won Labor preselection by mounting a successful challenge to then incumbent Senator George Campbell. Cameron previously served as the national secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union.