Chaos heaven, Australia’s Qantas also sends top executives to unload their luggage to deal with…

Chaos heaven, Australia’s Qantas also sends top executives to unload their luggage to deal with…

Take off your jacket and tie (which is also hot) and roll up your sleeves. Australian airline Qantas has asked its executives and managers to do so work as a baggage handler for three months while, like many other airlines, it seeks to address severe labor shortages. The near-total shutdown caused by the pandemic in the industry has seen many layoffs, now that demand has returned to pre-Covid levels, airport and fleet staffing is understaffed. A problem that is manifesting on a global scale with peaks of criticality in Europe and even Australia. The head of Qantas ground operations is looking at least 100 volunteers working at Sydney and Melbourne airports. The activities include loading and unloading of luggage as well drive vehicles Moving suitcases at airports. Managers and executives were asked to work in baggage handling roles three to five days a week, in shifts of four or six hours a day. Candidates must be able to move heavy suitcases up to 32 kilos per person.

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“The high levels of winter flu and a rise in Covid, coupled with the still-tense job market, make finding resources across our industry challenging,” he wrote to employees. Colin Hughes, Qantas Chief Operating Officer: “You will not be expected to choose this role beyond your full-time position,” he said. “We have been clear about our operational performance did not meet expectations of our customers or the standards we expect of ourselves and that we have done everything we can to improve our performance,” a company spokesman said. Only in the airports of Europe they were not delivered this summer 3 million suitcases, five times the usual number.

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