Statement from Gareth Evans – Jetstar Group CEO in response to TWU notice of Industrial Action
14 February, 2020 - “The TWU’s decision to disrupt air travel at a time when local tourism and the economy is hurting is unforgivable. It’s another example of how out of touch this union is.
“We have put a package to the TWU and our people that includes a three per cent annual pay increase and a year’s worth of backpay for each employee as well as a range of other benefits related to rosters.
“The deal delivers annual wage increases well above private sector wage growth and more than what most companies are offering.
“It also ensures we can keep offering the low fares our customers expect.
“The union keeps ignoring the fact that no part of Jetstar or the Qantas Group will do a wage deal more than three per cent.
“We will be doing everything possible to get our customers on their way with as little disruption as possible.”