A union representing 2,500 Qantas pilots has voted to take industrial action against the Australian airline, including the possibility of a strike.
The Australian and International Pilots Association said Monday that the flagship Australian carrier had failed to ease their concerns about job security. The union says Qantas plans to shift some of its operations to Asia and start outsourcing work.
Union spokesman Anil Lambert said a strike would be a last resort, with less severe forms of action such as work-to-rule far more likely. Pilots will decide this weekend what kind of action to take.
Qantas had no immediate response.