Subject: ETimor dispute threatens Australia flights

ABC Radio Australia

ETimor dispute threatens Australia flights

Last Updated 15/11/2007, 21:33:55

Baggage handlers and check-in staff at East Timor's international airport are considering interrupting commercial flights between Australia and Dili as part of an employment dispute.

The staff employed by Total Aviation Services are demanding extra pay for servicing charter flights operated by the Patricks Corporation.

A spokesman for the baggage handlers, Alex Pereira, says if something isn't done about their employer within a week they are considering interrupting flights, including flights operated by Air North from Darwin.

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