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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jetstar Cabin Crew fatigue issues?

Jetstar has responded to claims of unsafe working practices caused by fatigue of cabin crew who are working 20+ hr shifts.
Staff say exhaustion on long-haul flights is common and have raised concerns with senior management numerous times about not being alert enough to handle an emergency.
At least 60 complaints have been raised internally, citing serious concerns over fatigue on just the Sydney-Darwin and Sydney-Perth routes alone, ABC's Lateline reported last night.
The claims made on ABC Lateline are backed by AIPA's Richard Woodward who says "cabin crew are suffering very badly."

Read the claims by cabin crew and AIPA from theaustralian.com.au HERE

CEO Bruce Buchanan speaking today with ABC News has rejected the claims outright, and has also said Woodward is misrepresenting things.  See the video of his interview on ABC News HERE

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