The union representing Qantas check-in staff says workers at Sydney airport have been told 230 jobs are under threat.
The Australian Services Union claims the airline has reneged on a promise to consult with staff before axing any positions, and says it will take the matter before the Fair Work Commission.
‘‘Qantas is showing complete disregard for its workforce and customers,’’ ASU NSW secretary Sally McManus said on Monday.
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‘‘Cutting check-in staff jobs will have a disastrous impact on customer service at the airline, especially given that jobs in the area have already been cut by nearly 10 per cent over the past 12 months.’’
The airline last week announced it would cut 5000 jobs, freeze wages, retire old planes, slash capital spending and cease some routes over three years in a bid to save $2 billion.
Cabinet will meet on Monday to consider how the government can help Qantas.
The company could not be reached for comment.