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Willie Walsh blasts ‘blind and deaf’ union as Qatar rides to IAG’s rescue

BA announced up to 12,000 redundancies in April in response to the pandemic, which led to all but a handful of flights being grounded.

Union leaders are angry at BA’s plans to “fire and rehire” some cabin crew, forcing those that remain at the airline to accept inferior pay and working conditions.

“At the heart of this, you have a trade union that has refused to accept that this is a crisis that needs to be addressed,” Mr Walsh said.

“The Unite trade union has told everybody that this is a temporary issue that can be resolved by temporary measures. 

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Beijing Diary: Deserted US Embassy creates intelligence blind spot

The Chinese government is battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected tens of thousands and killed more than 3,000 people, while spreading worldwide. Nikkei’s bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is on the ground in the capital and is filing dispatches on what he sees.

Friday, April 17

The U.S. and China are squaring off over the source of the coronavirus pandemic. It is anyone’s guess which side is telling the truth.

Fox News on Wednesday reported that there is “increasing confidence” that the COVID-19 outbreak originated in a Wuhan laboratory. U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration

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Stella Artois taps ‘Love Is Blind’ stars to talk romance on Instagram Live

Dive Brief:

  • Stella Artois is kicking off a new social media campaign and contest powered by a couple from Netflix reality show “Love Is Blind,” in which the brand will pay for the wedding of one couple that gets engaged while social distancing, the company shared with Marketing Dive.
  • Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton,​ who met and got engaged on the show without seeing each other in person, will host an Instagram Live session tonight at 9 p.m. ET to share tips for maintaining long-distance relationships during quarantine. Viewers can submit questions to the couple.
  • Couples who get engaged between
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