Italy’s national airline Alitalia has been plunged into crisis after staff refused to back a rescue plan proposed by shareholders and banks. The 11,400-strong workforce had to agree to a new package of cuts, including some 980 redundancies and an 8% pay cut for flight deck and cabin crew members, for a €2 billion ($2.2 billion) recapitalization package to go ahead. However, staff in the perennially loss-making airline voted 67% against the proposal. Alitalia now faces the ...

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