January 11, 2019 / 12:19 PM / 6 days ago

UK union Unite looks for job assurances on Flybe takeover deal

FILE PHOTO: A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 airplane taxis at City Airport in London, Britain, September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

(Reuters) - Britain's biggest labour union Unite said bit.ly/2H8aJHD on Friday it would have an urgent meeting with the new owners of airline Flybe Group Plc (FLYB.L) to seek assurances on future job security for its more than 460 members.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic teamed up with Stobart Group (STOB.L) and Cyrus Capital to buy Flybe for $2.8 million (£2.2 million), aiming to rebrand the struggling British regional carrier and use it to feed customers to its long-haul flights.

Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel

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