Sacked Ansett pilots take action

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Sacked Ansett pilots take action

Sacked Ansett pilots take action

Sacked Ansett pilots had failed to make the grade and were not the subject of discrimination during recent downsizing, the airline said.

Ansett A320 pilots have taken legal action against the airline and the Ansett Pilots Association after 28 pilots were overlooked for the 353 jobs on offer with the revamped Ansett airline.

Instead Boeing pilots with no experience flying the Airbus were taken on and promised retraining to fly Ansett's all new Airbus fleet.

The retraining will cost Ansett's new owners Tesna Holdings about $4 million, a lawyer representing the pilots said.

Brian Austin from Minter Ellison in Adelaide said action was being taken against Ansett administrators, the Ansett Pilots Association and Ansett pilots management who supervised the selection process.
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