Qantas

Topics: Qantas, Oneworld, Wage Pages: 8 (6440 words) Published: October 14, 2014
Volume 21 • Number 3 • July 2013

Contents
The Long Haul: The QANTAS – Emirates Alliance................................................ 2-4

Introduction....................................................................................................... 2

QANTAS SWOT Analysis. ................................................................................. 2

Strengths. .................................................................................................. 2

Weaknesses................................................................................................. 2

Opportunities. ............................................................................................. 3

Threats....................................................................................................... 3

QANTAS' Transformation Plan.......................................................................... 3

QANTAS Emirates Alliance. ........................................................................... 3-4

Why Emirates?................................................................................................... 4

Prospects For QANTAS. ................................................................................... 4 .
References......................................................................................................... 4 Working In A Less Certain Environment (Shifting the risk from owners to employees). ........ 5-7

Introduction....................................................................................................... 5

The Role And Importance Of Work..................................................................... 5

Recent Changes And Trends............................................................................ 5-6
Possible Reasons For Changes. ......................................................................... 6
Demand Factors (reasons to cut wage costs and conditions)..................................... 6
Enabling Factors (factors allowing wages and conditions to be cut).......................... 6
Economic And Social Implications Of These Changes. ...................................... 6-7

The Future Of Employment Relations ................................................................ 7

References......................................................................................................... 7 Media Watch. ........................................................................................................ 7-8

The New Face Of Slavery. .............................................................................. 7-8

Retailer Squeezes Its Asian Suppliers To Cut Costs. ......................................... 8

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The Long Haul:

The QANTAS – Emirates Alliance
By Rachel Mules
Head Teacher HSIE,
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

Introduction

Weaknesses
High costs
Industrial relations dispute record and impact on brand image •Inconsistent product offerings to Asia, Europe and China •Network and scheduling issues - less destinations and frequency than some

other airlines
Low employee engagement (70 per cent versus 80 per cent Australian average;
below 79 per cent for pilots and engineers); could be linked to IR problems
and lack of effective HR management
QANTAS International business’ poor performance
Challenges associated with the maturity stage in the business life cycle.

On 31st March 2013, two Airbus 380s flew over Sydney Harbour to mark the beginning of the QANTAS Emirates alliance,
whereby the two airlines combine...


References: Biddle, Ian et. al., 2011. Business Focus: HSC, Pearson Melbourne
Howell, George, 1876, The Conflicts of Capital and Labour, Macmillan London
Sandel, Michael, 2009, Justice, Farrar New York
Australian Council of Trade Unions, A Shrinking Slice of the Pie, 2013
Cornell University, Beneria, Lourdes, Shifting the Risk, 2005
Industrial Global Union, The Triangular Trap, 2012
Law Commission of Ontario, The Impact of Precarious Work on Workers, 2010
New Matilda, A Casual Approach to Fair Work, 12/12/2012
2005, 1800 workers have lost their lives in factory fires and
building collapses in Bangladesh
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