Qantas safety concerns at Brisbane airport: TWU
By Kim Lyell
Posted 1 hour 50 minutes ago
The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has asked authorities to investigate safety concerns about Qantas operations at Brisbane Airport.
The TWU says the complaint relates to catering trucks used by Qantas in Brisbane.
The union says a hydraulic lift failure lead to a near miss with an aircraft wing, and faulty demisters caused a crash with a baggage trolley when fogging obscured the driver’s view.
A complaint has been made to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and a dispute has been filed with Fair Work Australia.
Qantas says the union is running an industrial campaign on the back of dubious, and exaggerated, safety claims.
In a statement, the airline says the matter relates to the sacking of a worker for safety breaches.
Qantas says ground vehicles have to meet operational and safety requirements.
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