Mr Dixon said Qantas had told its engineering and maintenance workforce that rapidly changing conditions and competition in the industry left it with three options:
* Do nothing and continue business as usual.
* Restructure and relocate extensively within Australia.
* Move significant parts of the business offshore.
"The first option is not realistic, so we will need to decide between the other two", he said.
Mr Dixon said he preferred the onshore option. "However, if we cannot, by working together with staff, make the business globally competitive we will have to pursue the alternative."
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