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Qantas Executives Asked To Work As Baggage Handlers

By Dave Simpson

Senior executives at Qantas have been asked to work as baggage handlers for a period of three months due to a shortage of staff, according to the BBC.

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As reported by BBC.com, the head of operations at Qantas is seeking a minimum of 100 volunteers to do jobs at Sydney and Melbourne airports such as loading and unloading luggage, and moving luggage around the airports by driving vehicles.

Statements By Qantas Chief Operating Officer

BBC.com quotes Qantas chief operating officer Colin Hughes as saying in an e-mail sent by the airlines to the BBC, "The high levels of winter flu and a COVID spike across the community, coupled with the ongoing tight labour market, make resourcing a challenge across our industry."

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Hughes is also quoted as saying, "There is no expectation that you will opt into this role on top of your full-time position."

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