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Qantas head office staff haul luggage full-time to fight labour crunch

Bloomberg8/8/2022 03:24 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Qantas head office staff haul luggage full-time to fight labour crunch
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Qantas Airways Ltd. needs executives from head office to leave their jobs for three months and haul luggage full-time to address a stubborn labour shortage that’s disrupting flights.

The airline is looking for at least 100 volunteers to carry out shift work at Sydney and Melbourne airports, Chief Operating Officer Colin Hughes wrote in a note to managers that was shared by Qantas Monday. Tasks include loading and unloading luggage, as well as driving the vehicles that take bags to planes and between terminals.

Applicants must be able to move suitcases weighing as much as 32 kilograms (70 pounds), according to the memo.

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