Qantas illegally fired 1,700 workers at start of pandemic, court rules

The court unanimously upheld that the carrier had unlawfully laid off staff at 10 airports in 2020.

The ruling found that Qantas breached Australia's Fair Work Act, which protects employee rights.

Qantas said the outsourcing was a necessary financial measure.

The airline has faced public outrage in recent weeks, after reaping record profits despite a series of scandals related to its actions throughout the pandemic.

Nauru recruitment team in Honiara to conduct interviews

The recruitment group will be based at Heritage Park Hotel, whilst conducting the interviews.

A reliable source from Nauru said the recruitment team will specifically recruit people to work as carpenters, plumbers, electricians and waitresses reports Solomon Star.

The source said this is an opportunity for locals to apply so that they can work in Nauru to support their families financially.

Solomon Islanders who have been informed of this recruitment exercise by their Nauru counterparts have prepared all their documents to join the interview process.

Big brand workers going hungry due to Covid-19 poverty

Lower incomes and unemployment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have forced garment workers across the world further into poverty and imperilled their access to food, a new study has found.

A survey of almost 400 workers making clothes for big-name brands including Adidas, GAP, H&M, Nike and Gildan found that "declining incomes are leading to widespread hunger among workers and their families".