Qantas Smiles: shareholders and executives grin, customers and staff grit their teeth – Michael West

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce

How does Qantas get away with it?

Apart from pushing its faux neo-liberal creed of free markets, Qantas has always been a sacred cow. Our politicians and business leaders recline in comfort in their Qantas lounges, with Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News on their TV screens, enjoying their frequent fliers.

Yet the Spirit of Australia has vanished, replaced by an avaricious corporate monster preying on taxpayers at every turn. Old codgers such as this writer will recall better times. Once the staff were proud to work there.

Source: Qantas Smiles: shareholders and executives grin, customers and staff grit their teeth – Michael West

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