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Qantas deal turns sour for workers


Qantas deal turns sour for workers

Days after the announcement of the proposed partial sale of Air New Zealand, the deal’s already turning sour for Kiwi workers, says the National Party’s Transport spokesman Roger Sowry.

“The suggestion that this country might get up to two hundred new engineering jobs has been dealt a severe blow by the Australian Unions.

“The Australian Services Union is now claiming Qantas had assured them that Qantas engineering work would not cross the Tasman, in spite of the hints given here by Air New Zealand,” says Mr Sowry.

“Yet again we’re seeing the two sides of this deal, the story told to New Zealanders and the story being sold to the Australians.

“The National Party’s fight to stop this deal is taking flight, with more than seven thousand hits on its <http://www.noqantas.co.nz> web site.

“So far more than five hundred people have signed our petition,” says Mr Sowry says.


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