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Virgin boss Paul Scurrah’s job in doubt after Bain takeover

Mr Scurrah, who joined Virgin about a year before its collapse, had successfully pushed for Virgin to remain a full-service airline under Bain’s ownership.

TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said reports of Mr Scurrah’s departure were a worrying development after workers voted in favour of Bain’s takeover following commitments to maximise jobs, maintain a full capacity and service, and to fly internationally.

“The ink is not yet dry on the sale of Virgin and it appears that private equity firm Bain Capital are behaving as we feared: ripping out the heart of Virgin and reneging on promises to the Australian people,” Mr Kaine said in a statement.

“If the plan and scope of the airline as outlined in August by Bain Capital has already been scrapped then this is a serious betrayal that must be addressed.”

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