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Qantas grounds more planes

Oct. 18, 2011, Sydney, Aus. - Qantas Airways says it is grounding more planes amid ongoing strikes by its workers.

October 18, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Australia's flagship carrier said Tuesday that it will temporarily ground another two aircraft. The planes will be grounded from next week and will result in the cancellation of another 80 domestic flights over the next month.

The airline has been hit by weeks of strike action by unions representing aircraft mechanics, pilots, baggage handlers and caterers over concerns that Qantas plans to move jobs offshore.

Last week, Qantas said it was grounding five planes for at least a month and cancelling almost 100 flights a week to cope with the ongoing industrial action.



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