UK-based environmental lobbyists Stay Grounded has issued an open letter calling for governments to reject airlines bailouts and instead focus on workers’ rights and environmental issues related to the sector. While Virgin Atlantic has requested an aid package so far, the UK finance minister has refused to intercede and instead told the industry to look for private sources of capital. However, in an open letter, Stay Grounded made a series a demands related to working conditions, emissions and a move to permanently reduce the size of the global aviation sector. “Bailouts must not allow the aviation sector to return to

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