Qantas executives asked to fill in for missing ground crew amid staff shortages

Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways has asked company executives to take up roles as baggage handlers amid staff shortages.

At least 100 managers will help with sorting, scanning and loading luggage over the next few months, according to an internal memo seen by the BBC.

The airline hopes the initiative will combat shortages in baggage handlers after thousands were laid off during the pandemic.

Qantas bosses volunteer as baggage handlers

At least 100 senior executives at Qantas have been asked to swap their office jobs for ground staff roles over the next three months.

In an internal memo shared with the press, the company’s chief operating officer Colin Hughes asked staff to volunteer for

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