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Issue No. 2156

‘I am looking for every single part of the company to take part in some way in this cash-effective way of helping the company’s survival plan. It really counts.’
British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh asks staff to work for free for up to a month

‘BA boss Willie Walsh gets huge pay rise… Mr Walsh’s £700,000 basic salary will increase to £735,000 next month.’
Report in the Daily Telegraph last week

‘So at this point, I see the chances as roughly even between a global slump and a return to quasi-stagnation.’
Financial Times columnist Wolfgang Münchau

‘Latvia is firing a third of its teachers. The salaries of doctors, nurses, and police will be cut.’
The Daily Telegraph’s Ambrose-Evans Pritchard on the economic crisis gripping Eastern Europe

‘It is time to take to the streets.’
Latvian union leader Valdis Keris

‘It’s his present for not supporting the miners’ strike.’
Former National Union of Mineworkers activist Tyrone O’Sullivan on former Labour leader Neil Kinnock’s Westminster and European parliamentary pensions

‘I think that he’s taken a real beating. It might not be fashionable to feel on the human level, but I do.’
Standard Life boss and Royal Bank of Scotland board member Sir Sandy Crombie on former RBS chief executive Sir Fred “The Shred” Goodwin

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Who Says?
Tue 16 Jun 2009, 18:10 BST
Issue No. 2156
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