Court Orders Qantas to Resume Flights

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 30:  Qantas jets are seen grounded at the Qantas Domestic Terminal on October 30, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce announced at a press conference that all Qantas flights, both domestic and international are to be grounded immediately. Joyce has blamed ongoing Industrial action as the reason behind the grounding. As of 8pm Sunday all workers involved in the dispute will be locked out of the company, and in the interest of safety the decision was made to ground the fleet of 108 planes in 22 countries straight away. Transport Minister Anthony Albanese announced that the government will apply to Fair Work Australia for an outcome, but said he was 'extremely concerned'.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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    Qantas planes could be back in the air Monday night. An Australian tribunal ordered the airline to resume flights on Monday and permanently end the grounding of its fleet. The government asked the Fair Work Australia court to step in, and the tribunal also ruled that the strike of the staff unions should be terminated. The decision gives the management and unions 21 days to resolve their labor dispute, or an arbitration will be forced on them. Nearly 70,000 people have been affected by the grounding of the fleet and cancellation of hundreds of flights in 22 countries.
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