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Old 29th Nov 2023, 00:15
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I wonder what he thought venting his spleen on the pilot was going to achieve, better calling Goyder who is on the same status level, I'm sure they would have shared a cocktail or two.
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Old 29th Nov 2023, 01:22
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I wonder what he thought venting his spleen on the pilot was going to achieve, better calling Goyder who is on the same status level, I'm sure they would have shared a cocktail or two.
The old "Don't you know who I am?!" line doesn't have the same ring to it when the other person actually knows who you are, more so when they have similar standing - no power gradient.
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Old 29th Nov 2023, 04:35
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"Don't you know who I am?!"
Actually saw that line in use once in the 70's. Group of pilots sitting in the crewroom chewing the fat when the book in chap walked in and said he had a guy at the counter who didn't know who he was, could we be of assistance. Half dozen or so pilots wandered out to the counter and encircled the passenger, Do you know who he is Fred, no do you know who he is Peter, no do you know who he is Les etc etc No one knew him, chagrined passenger had to proffer his name, private operation so no customer dissatisfaction to worry about.

His power gradient with respect to the pilot wasn't going to elicit satisfaction, nothing the pilot could do, he might as well have taken on the new hire janitor in the toilet of the "Club", results would have been the same, a write up in the media making you look the fool you are.
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Old 11th Dec 2023, 18:51
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Alan Joyce keeps dodging Sydney Theatre Company crisis

By Kishor Napier-Raman and Noel Towell
December 12, 2023 When the Sydney Theatre Company appointed former Qantas boss Alan Joyce as its chair in March, it probably felt the job would be a breeze for him.
A long-term chief executive of an iconic national company and one of the institution’s “angel” donors who has given more than $100,000, what the hell could go wrong?
But then Joyce’s year took a turn for the worse – scandals over Qatar Airways slots, influence over government and legal action from the competition regulator over selling tickets on cancelled flights – forcing the boss to bring his departure date forward two months.
Joyce has barely been heard from ever since, meaning he’s missing in action as the STC faces a major meltdown of its own. A protest staged by three actors supporting Palestinians killed in Gaza led to a subscriber exodus, a cancelled show, three foundation board members quitting and plenty of criticism of the company’s handling of a highly sensitive political issue.
Never has the company needed a bigger dose of decisive, experienced leadership.
But perhaps after a year of company scandal and generally tin-eared responses, Joyce has realised he’s not the man for a crisis because he remains nowhere to be seen. He didn’t front a Senate inquiry into the Qatar Airways fiasco in September due to being overseas. When we asked the STC when he was returning, a spokesperson reiterated that Joyce has been on leave since October 12.
Most recently, he was spotted in Dublin. And while we get the need for a break after stepping away from one of the biggest jobs in corporate Australia, we reckon if Joyce is serious about the theatre, he ought to be on a plane home.
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Old 17th Dec 2023, 19:01
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Apologies to Mick for again showing my near pathological hatred to Qantas.

QANTAS CHIEF ‘WALKING AWAY’ FROM MEDIATION
EWIN HANNANThe Transport Workers Union will pursue hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation from Qantas on behalf of illegally sacked workers after accusing the airline of walking away from court-ordered mediation.

TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said Qantas under its new chief executive Vanessa Hudson was engaging in the “same spiteful tactics” as her *predecessor Alan Joyce, despite a backlash from shareholders, *customers and the public.

In September, the High Court upheld two previous rulings that the airline’s outsourcing of 1700 workers during the Covid pandemic was unlawful.

At the time, Qantas said it would reach out to the TWU “to discuss reaching agreement on a settlement for the people involved, as reasonably and quickly as possible”.

Qantas also offered an apology to the workers affected, saying “we deeply regret the personal *impact the outsourcing decision had on all those affected”.

Mr Kaine said on Sunday that the union met with Ms Hudson where “she reiterated that she wanted to settle this as quickly as possible, (but) now we’re getting the run-around”.

“These people who are subject to the largest sackings in corporate history have suffered enough,” he said. “Qantas should be mediating five days a week to get this done and they’re not.”

In a statement on Sunday, Qantas said the TWU was “mischaracterising these discussions, not to mention breaching the strict confidentiality that applies to them”.

“We have not walked away from mediation and hope to reach an agreement in good faith, the company said. “We accept accountability for the outsourcing decision and we stand by what we said about wanting to resolve this quickly and fairly.”

If an agreement cannot be reached, the court has set a hearing on compensation for March.

The court process could take up to two years

Mr Kaine said the union expressed dissatisfaction to Qantas last week about the mediation progress

“We said to them last week, ‘enough’s enough’,” he said.

“They left the mediation and basically said, “no, we’re not in the territory to settle’ and then it was just left. We tried to contact them three or four times with no response. So last week we said to them we want a response from you about whether you are willing to mediate and we want it by close of business on Wednesday afternoon. Nothing.

“By the end of the week, there was a vanilla email from a lawyer saying the mediation is still open, but there is no willingness to even talk about a date. So as far as we’re concerned, they have walked away from it.”

Lawyers for the TWU have said they would seek to have the Federal Court order Qantas to pay a significant amount of *compensation to the adversely impacted workers and pay a *“significant” penalty for its unlawful conduct.

If the workers were individually compensated an average of $70,000, Qantas would face a bill of $112m. Potential penalties under the Fair Work Act would be as high as $100m.

Mr Kaine said the compensation would be much higher if the union’s arguments were accepted by the court.

“You are looking at hundreds of millions of dollars and that’s what we will be pursuing in court,” he said “We want to mediate but that’s what we will be pursuing in court.

“The illegal sackings led to marital breakdowns, serious mental and physical health conditions, and workers having to sell their homes or move in with family and friends. Roughly half of outsourced workers surveyed drew down their super to survive.

“Meanwhile, Qantas posted a record $2.5bn profit for the last *financial year,” Mr Kaine said.
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Old 23rd Jan 2024, 20:43
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The Chairman's Lounge - published by Simon & Schuster, written by former AFR columnist Joe Aston.

https://www.travelweekly.com.au/arti...ves-this-year/

Can't wait.
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Old 24th Jan 2024, 21:02
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Andrew McGinnes (Qantas group executive for corporate affairs) has announced his resignation.
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 00:43
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News.com is this morning reporting that AJ has resigned as the chair of the Sydney Theatre Company.
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 00:59
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The Chairman's Lounge - published by Simon & Schuster, written by former AFR columnist Joe Aston.

https://www.travelweekly.com.au/arti...ves-this-year/

Can't wait.
I wonder if Qantas will attempt to block this one too.
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 06:52
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Joyce got Lucinda Holdforth's book banned due to the attempted publication of “confidential internal information that she was privy to” as an employee.

Sadly, it will never see the light of day given there was a settlement.
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 08:11
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Joyce got Lucinda Holdforth's book banned due to the attempted publication of “confidential internal information that she was privy to” as an employee.

Sadly, it will never see the light of day given there was a settlement.
It’s not unlike Qantas to control (or try to) the narrative. Joe is on target every time and I wouldn’t be surprised if there is an attempt at an injunction of some form.
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 09:06
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Other than banning the AFR on QANTAS aircraft and in the lounges, I can't recall whether QANTAS took any legal action against Aston's articles. Presumably they were dripping in fact.
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 10:23
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They would need to be wary of "Streisanding" themselves by giving him a free publicity. Because any attempt to shut him down would be newsworthy given Qantas has been on the nose for some time now. And the press love to pile in when it gets clicks.

That said, they dont seem to mind spending ship loads taking things through the courts, so you maybe right.

I really look forward to having a read. Aston has a talent for insightful vitriol
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 11:23
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It’s not unlike Qantas to control (or try to) the narrative. Joe is on target every time and I wouldn’t be surprised if there is an attempt at an injunction of some form.
Hope they try. I’m sure Joe hopes so too.
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 11:31
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Hope they try. I’m sure Joe hopes so too.
Me too! A second book right there.
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Old 25th Jan 2024, 22:30
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News.com is this morning reporting that AJ has resigned as the chair of the Sydney Theatre Company.
Which theatre production? He left the other one in September.
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Old 26th Jan 2024, 00:06
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Originally Posted by dejapoo
Which theatre production? He left the other one in September.
This is the headline of the article,

Alan Joyce resigns as chair of Sydney Theatre Company


No particular production mentioned in the article.
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Old 26th Jan 2024, 07:54
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Just quite possibly I have missed something (not unusual for me...) but I seem to remember quite some time back, reading that AJ had been ordered to return to Australia to appear before some Senate enquiry, and that there were dire consequences in store if he failed to do so!

All that seems to have gone extremely quite. I wonder why?
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Old 26th Jan 2024, 08:52
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot
Just quite possibly I have missed something (not unusual for me...) but I seem to remember quite some time back, reading that AJ had been ordered to return to Australia to appear before some Senate enquiry, and that there were dire consequences in store if he failed to do so!

All that seems to have gone extremely quite. I wonder why?
I remember the same, Pinky.
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Joyce bailed on STC stating he didn't have the time to help fix the mess created by the anti semites. There were multiple uncomplimentary remarks made regarding Joyce's actions, stating he wouldn't have the ability to fix any of the problems anyway, was only there to push his agendas and most were relieved when he tendered his resignation.
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