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QANTAS grounded its entire domestic and international fleets indefinitely last night – stranding tens of thousands of passengers – as it declared it would lock out all workers engaged in industrial action. Announcing the unprecedented action against three unions, Qantas’s chief executive, Alan Joyce, said the drastic strategy meant the cancellation of 600 flights, including seven instant groundings. The Federal Government instantly announced it would seek an urgent hearing of Fair Work Australia to terminate all industrial action by both Qantas and the unions. Advertisement: Story continues below Shutdown … Qantas CEO Alan Joyce after the announcement. Photo: Dallas…

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