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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South Korean shipbuilders land $20bn LNG tanker deals with Qatar

SEOUL/DALIAN, China — Three South Korean shipbuilders have secured roughly $20 billion in contracts to build liquefied natural gas carriers for Qatar, a major win in a growing rivalry between South Korean and Chinese players for leadership in the field.

State-owned Qatar Petroleum on Monday entered into agreements with Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries for construction of more than 100 LNG vessels. This represents the largest order for LNG vessels on record and essentially books out the three shipbuilders through 2027.

Qatar Petroleum plans to expand its fleet to 190 tankers from the

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