BALPA rages at secret Flybe talks
BALPA has reacted angrily over reports that secret talks have been going on over the future of Flybe and up to 1,500 jobs.
It has emerged this morning the Exeter-based airline is in financial rescue talks with the government, although neither would confirm the situation, with a Department of Transport spokesperson saying only: ‘”We do not comment on speculation or the financial affairs of private companies.”
A Flybe spokesperson said: “Flybe continues to focus on providing great service and connectivity for our customers, to ensure that they can continue to travel as planned. We don’t comment on rumour or speculation.”
BALPA general secretary Brian Strutton said: “I am appalled that once again the future of a major UK airline and hundreds of jobs is being discussed in secret with no input from employees or their representatives.
“According to reports the airline could have collapsed over the weekend which would have been devastating news. This is an appalling state of affairs and we demand that the owners of Flybe – Virgin, Stobart and Cyrus – and the government departments involved stop hiding and talk to us about Flybe. We have a right to be consulted and the staff have a right to know what is going on.”
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