I am just home from a nice meal out. The night is now spoilt. An email from a friend who is returning from Malaysia next week tells me Qantas planes are grounded. I check the electric newspapers and it appears to be true. I cannot believe it. This was Australia's proud airline, owned by the people. It is now a public company and operates to make a profit without a social conscience or a care for the Australian public or its workers.
Its CEO ups his pay to $5 million, even though he cannot manage industrial relations, the share price keeps dropping and it hasn't paid a dividend for many a year. Now the CEO has grounded all of his planes. If this is the new modern Australia, I want out of it.