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Wednesday, 17 May 1972
Page: 2741

Mr Reynolds asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   What was the total work force employed by Qantas at the end of each of the last 5 years. '

(2)   How many Qantas employees were (a) retrenched, (b) retired ahead of their contracted retirement age and (c) transferred to a position of lower salary status in each month of the last 18 months for which figures are available.

(3)   How many employees in each employment classification were affected by each of the 3 changes referred to in part (2) during the- same period.

(4)   What reductions have been made in (a) the overall and (b) each sectional employment establishment following the airline's reorganisation, during the last 12 months.

Mr Swartz (DARLING DOWNS, QUEENSLAND) (Minister for National Development) - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:



(4)   (a) The number of Qantas employees reduced from 12,782 as at 31st March 1971 to 12,028 as at 31st March 1972 a reduction of 754. (b)The variations in Qantas staff under the following main headings were:


Because of a reorganisation which took place during the past year, it is not possible to provide a detailed breakdown of the effect of the reduction of 656 groundstaff in the various Qantas departments.

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