Italian carrier Meridiana has agreed a redundancy package with its trade unions, a prerequisite to Qatar Airways taking a stake in the struggling Sardinia-based company. After days of negotiations that at one point saw Qatar Airways walk away from the table, Meridiana’s unions agreed a package of job reductions and cuts to salaries. Meridiana has a workforce of 1,600. This will be reduced by 396, consisting of 325 cabin crew with the remainder split between ground staff and ...

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