Stobart Air collapse could be ‘tip of iceberg’ says GMB

14 Jun 2021
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This aviation employer has gone to the wall which one is next, asks GMB Union?

GMB, the union for aviation workers, has warned the collapse of Stobart Air could be ‘the tip of the iceberg’.

Almost 500 people lost their jobs after Aer Lingus’s regional service operator suddenly ceased trading on Saturday and called in liquidators.

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said:

“Stobart Air’s collapse is bad for the whole aviation industry – and this could be just the tip of the iceberg.

“Aviation employers are stuck in limbo with decimated turnover and dwindling Government support.

“Ministers need to target support to sectors – like aviation – that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

“If they don’t it will be question of which company is next to go to the wall?”

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