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Interesting how Qantas management have already teed up an arrangement with the WA mining companies….is this suggestive of (i) a heightened degree of planning by management in the leadup to a layoff announcement; (ii) an awareness of the need to manage the media fallout as much as the employee fallout; (iii) an attempt by an employer to do the right thing?
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Qantas is set to axe hundreds of jobs in Tullamarine and Avalon. Picture: Mark Smith Source: HWT Image Library

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QANTAS is set to axe 400 Victorian employees working in its heavy maintenance base at Tullamarine while another 660 are at risk at Avalon.

The Herald Sun said a review conducted by the airline concluded that the division at Tullamarine could not be saved and must close within months. (subscription content)

It also found that Avalon, near Geelong, was not viable beyond two years without major state government investment.

The paper says the Tullamarine workers will be offered mining jobs in Western Australia during a careers information session at the hangar.

If the sackings go ahead it will continue a horror run of job losses in Victoria which include 350 jobs at Toyota, 50 workers sacked at rail operator Metro and, in March, Murray Goulburn Co-operative slashing 60 jobs by closing its milk powder drying operation.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/business/qantas-to-sack-400-workers-at-tullamarine/story-e6frfm1i-1226343178325#ixzz1ta7NtgEn

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