Flybe goes into administration after outbreak struggle

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Flybe has gone into administration after struggling to raise funds amid a steep fall in bookings due to coronavirus. One of Britain’s largest airlines, Flybe entered administration just after 3am on Thursday, with all flights grounded and the business having ceased trading “with immediate effect”. It prompted pilots’ union Balpa to accuse the government and the airline’s owners of “betrayal and broken promises” – and questions about how vital regional transport links will be maintained. The GMB union warned that, in addition to Flybe’s 2,400 staff, the collapse threatened 1,400 jobs in the supply chain and put the future of…

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Work remains on International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8 is a time to celebrate women’s achievements. It’s also a time for courageous conversations about how we can better support women at work and in society. Leading those conversations are some of Western Australia’s business, education and indigenous leaders, who reflect on International Women’s Day and what it means for the state. Leaders’ views The University of Western Australia’s vice-chancellor elect, Amit Chakma, sees International Women’s Day as a day of celebration and reflection, a day “When I take stock of what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done”. Fortescue…

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