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TWU criticizes Joyce’s pay rise as Qantas security and service plummet

The TWU has criticized pay rises given to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and other executives, including Andrew David, who was tried in Federal Court for making the illegal decision to outsource operations work on the ground.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s base salary has risen 15% to $2.27 million, while the top five executives’ pay package would rise to $14 million, a jump of almost $2 million over last year.

TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said:

“The combined base salaries of Alan Joyce and his hand-picked operational CEO, Andrew David, who made the decision to illegally lay off 2,000 workers, were nearly $4 million in a year that seen passengers suffer absolute chaos as a result of outsourcing.

“Joyce has prepared for an exceptional retirement next year, but his destructive and deliberate actions since taking over as CEO exposed this week on Four Corners show he does not deserve to stay another day. at Qantas. His strategy to starve the airline of its essential workforce, drive wages and conditions to the bottom of the barrel and leave passengers stranded on failed flights to show his employees that the boss has crucified the spirit of Australia and left us with a decimated airline.

“The serious safety and security incidents revealed this week are a horror show. The past two years have seen unlawful dismissals, attempts to halve cabin crew salaries and bonus kickbacks for silence and coerce workers into accepting wage freezes, while Alan Joyce has had pay rises for two years in a row – this time to 15% on his base salary.

“We can’t stand this. We need the federal government to urgently establish a Safe and Secure Skies Commission to reverse the trend of leaders lining their pockets while destroying our aviation industry and its workforce.

Andrew David, who along with Alan Joyce is a member of Qantas Group’s all-powerful internal management committee, was appointed Qantas Global and National CEO – functions previously covered by Joyce – just weeks before the illegal decision was taken. .

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