Ground staff have started to stop work at various times today in airports around Australia, while further strikes will be held on Saturday and Sunday. More than 100 flights will be cancelled due to the strikes, held two weeks out from the busy Christmas flying period. RELATED: Full list of cancelled Jetstar flights this weekend The disruption comes after the budget airline refused demands by workers for pay increases, minimum job hours and safety improvements. Today, around 250 Jetstar ground staff and baggage handlers will stop work during peak departure and arrival periods in Sydney, Melbourne (Tullamarine and Avalon), Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide. Marching with striking #TWU members at @SydneyAirport #jetstarsolidarity I stand with Jetstar Workers! pic.twitter.com/wnmhSIhnbg— Emily McMillan (@EmMcMillan1) December 12, 2019 TWU Nat sec Michael kaine: these striking workers are struggling on low wages and part-time hours. Their claim is not extravagant. @JetstarAirways needs … [Read more...] about Weekend of strikes begin as Jetstar cancels more than 100 flights
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Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, Flight Centre Travel Group Australia’s Indian subsidiary, answers your questions on Travel — howtos, trends, recommendations and more. Send in your questions to: [email protected] I am an Indian passport holder and have an Australian visa. I am travelling from Mumbai to Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur with a long layover. Which Visa do you recommend to enter Malaysia? If you plan to leave the airport in Kuala Lumpur during your layover and explore the city, I would suggest you get a visa before your departure from Mumbai. Alternatively, you can get an "On Arrival Transit Visa" when you land in Malaysia, although its successful issuing will depend on your immigration officer. I and my partner have our wedding towards end of April 2020. Basis our research we understood that it would be a good time to visit Europe. Can you help us select some good destinations and an itinerary? Europe has now become a … [Read more...] about Ask the travel expert: Which places would be ideal for a visit in Europe during April?
Email Background Briefing By Osman Faruqi Posted December 13, 2019 06:01:34 Related Story: Sydney rapper jailed for smashing chair leg over man's head in violent pub brawl Related Story: Controversial Sydney drill rappers cancel tour dates, accusing police of 'censorship' Related Story: Eminem's lyrics can be violent but are they evidence of criminality? Map: Mount Druitt 2770 Inside the battle between Australian drill rappers OneFour and the police Photo: OneFour pose during the shoot for one of their music videos (Supplied: Kumehani Koteka) Just a month ago rap group OneFour was on the cusp of making it.It had millions of streams, major label offers and was about to embark on its first national tour.Today half the group is behind bars, its manager has been prohibited from interacting with group members and the OneFour tour was shut down after concerns were raised about public safety.This is the culmination of an unprecedented operation by NSW Police.NSW Police told … [Read more...] about ‘Who wants a war with Sydney’s realest?’