Qantas directed staff to continue working at Adelaide Airport despite virus exposure

Qantas directed staff to continue working at Adelaide Airport despite knowing workers had been exposed to the coronavirus.

The TWU is compiling a dossier of evidence on how Qantas allowed the virus to spread at Adelaide Airport which it will be submitting to SA Health and Safe Work SA in the coming days. SA Health has confirmed 750 Qantas workers have been ordered into quarantine in order to contain the cluster, which now includes 18 baggage handlers, three other workers and 13 close contacts.

Information the TWU is gathering also includes evidence that workers had been complaining about filthy conditions and lack of cleaning in staff rest and eating areas at Adelaide Airport for months.

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