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Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (10205)


The problem is that Manchester Airport is run has a purely commercial organisation, it has to make a profit and pay its way, even though it is owned by the local authorities which make up Greater Manchester, and for me it comes back down to the fact that I believe that public transport, including the airports should be state owned, so that if something like the covid pandemic, effectively closes airports, then the state can keep the airport in a fully operational state, by retaining staff, and if the airports are effectively closed, then the staff could be redeployed into other roles, within the state owned government organisations, for example during the covid pandemic, staff from Manchester Airport could have been seconded into the NHS, to work in roles to which they are suited, maybe testing and things like that, answering the phones, so folk aren't waiting hours to get through.

Put that into the work contract before they start, and in times of crisis it would keep people in a job, and keep public services going.

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 14:38

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