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Unions lose appeal to have Qantas pay sick leave to workers stood down due to coronavirus – ABC News

Unions representing Qantas workers lose an appeal in the Federal Court to have the airline pay its workers for taking sick or carers leave while they are stood…

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A consortium of unions have lost an appeal in the Federal Court to have Qantas pay sick leave to the 25,000 workers who were temporarily stood down due to COVID-19.

  • Unions representing Qantas workers lost an appeal to have Qantas pay sick and carers leave to staff who had been stood down
  • The justices agreed that allowing workers to be paid for taking time off work during a period where there was no work “would be somewhat paradoxical”.
  • At the centre of the union’s appeal were two workers who had been…

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