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Unite comment on Flybe concerns

UNITED KINGDOM / AGILITYPR.NEWS / January 13, 2020 / Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, which represents hundreds of members at Flybe is seeking an urgent meeting with the company following press speculation about its future.

Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland said: “The speculation about Flybe’s future is deeply unhelpful and incredibly unsettling for the company’s loyal workforce.

“Unite is now seeking an urgent meeting with the company to fully understand the challenges Flybe is facing.

“Unite is committed to helping ensure the future of the company and to preserve jobs but this can’t be achieved if the union is kept in the dark.

“It is essential that the government plays an active role in helping to ensure that Flybe continues to operate. It is not acceptable for the government simply to prepare for failure.

“The government must demonstrate that it has learnt the lessons from the collapse of Monarch, which it failed to apply during the collapse of Thomas Cook.

“The government must implement both the Airline Insolvency Review and the Insolvency and Corporate Governance Review at the earliest possible opportunity. It has previously committed to do so, but actions speak far louder than words.”

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