This of course lends weight to the rumours that QF are looking at a major offshore base somewhere in Asia, possibly China.
"Change is always tough," he said. "But the competitive challenges we face make major change essential and our commitment to the change process is absolute.Read more from his speech from theaustralian.com.au HERE
Meanwhile the industrial action being taken by members of the ALPA, protesting this potential move to Asia and the effects it will have on job security, will involve small things like work to rule, stop work meetings, not complying with airline uniform policy and most noticeable by passengers, inflight announcements about the issues. At this stage major strike action is not on the cards but this hasn't been ruled out.
Read more on the industrial action HERE