The Australian Workers' Union is encouraging members to sign the 'Fair Go 4 Qantas' petition, which calls on the federal government to level the playing field for the national carrierĀ so that it can compete fairly against Virgin Australia.

While the union has had its fair share of differences with Qantas management in the past, everyone had an interest in creating a fair competitive environment.

It's simply not fair for Qantas to have to compete against a rival who can be propped up by hundreds of millions of dollars flowing from foreign government-owned airlines.

For the better part of a century Qantas has been a massive contributor to our national employment, skills base and economy. Allowing this important role to be chipped away by the current unbalanced situation is not in the interest of Australian workers or the Australian economy.

Give Qantas a fair go, sign the petition HERE.