Fiji's Trades Union Congress says Qantas has taken the easy way out and left Air Pacific to deal with restructuring problems Qantas itself helped create.
Qantas, which holds a 46 percent share in Air Pacific, yesterday announced the immediate removal of its four directors, saying the Fiji government is intervening in the management of the airline.
The Trades Union Congress says just as it did to its own airline, Qantas has a part in restructuring Air Pacific.
It says as a result, most of the workers lost their jobs and are being replaced with more expensive, expatriate staff.
The president of Fiji's Trades Union Congress, Daniel Urai, says one of the major concerns now is the long-term effects of the restructuring on Air Pacific staff.
"What we see is Qantas has taken the easy way out and left Air Pacific to linger on with the current problem it has, which may not be a positive outcome for Air Pacific in the long-term."