Pilots on international routes at Qantas have begun a two-day strike over a dispute over pay and conditions – this is its first industrial action in 45 years. Unauthorised announcements were made on flights on Friday by to hear pilots urging passengers to support their campaign to keep the airline Australian. “We are proud of our profession and our airline and trust you will support us in keeping Qantas pilots in Qantas aircraft and ensuring our great iconic airline remains uniquely Australian,” the message said. Pilots want a new clause in their contracts to stop the airline from outsourcing pilots

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