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Jetstar set for mass flight cancellations as workers launch 24-hour strike

HomeNews hubTravel NewsJetstar set for mass flight cancellations as workers launch 24-hour strike

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has announced that Jetstar baggage handlers and ground crew are set to walk off the job for 24 hours next week amid a stand-off with the budget airline over pay and conditions, which is likely to cause widespread cancellations.

TWU members will hold a protected 24-hour strike at Sydney, Melbourne, Avalon, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide airports on Wednesday, February 19.

Jetstar chief executive Gareth Evans said in a statement on Friday the airline would be doing "everything possible" to disrupt customers as little as possible.

Passengers booked to travel on February 19 can cancel their flight and receive a full refund, or move their booking to an earlier date at no extra cost.