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Qantas axes 2000 baggage handling jobs from 10 Australian airports

Qantas has revealed it will axe thousands of jobs after a decision to outsource the majority of its ground-handling operations.

The embattled airline today confirmed that it had notified 2000 employees from 10 Australian airports after rejecting an in-house bid from a union representing ground staff.

The redundancies are expected to be completed in the coming months and bring the total number of Qantas workers being laid off since the coronavirus pandemic to 8500 – almost a third of its pre-pandemic workforce.

The jobs affected are at 10 airports around the country and impact ground operations workers including ground crew, aircraft cleaners and baggage handlers.

Airports in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Darwin, Perth, Sydney and Townsville are those affected by the operational overhaul.

Qantas has revealed it will axe thousands of jobs after a decision to outsource the majority of its ground-handling operations. Credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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