The fate of Qantas Airways’ long-running labor battle is now in the hands of federal arbitrators, after last-minute negotiations could not yield agreement between the airline and its major unions. The country’s highest labor panel, Fair Work Australia (FWA), had set a deadline of midnight Nov. 21 local time for the sides to reach contract deals. However, talks ended with no agreements, and Qantas announced that the disputes will go to binding arbitration. This was always the most ...


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