Tag: slams

Virgin Australia business class passenger slams 2-minute noodle lunch

A Virgin Australia customer has posted about their in-flight dining experience, after paying $2500 for a business class seat.

The passenger claims they took the photo of the meal they were served, which would cost less than $5 per serve.

Taking to social media, the passenger detailed the offering on board the flight:

“Two course-offering on VA today: Course 1 – Red Wine, Coke no sugar & Snack Bar. Course 2 – fantastic noodles,” the post read.

Followers said the two-minute meal was a “joke” and “appalling”.

“OMG I thought this was a joke but then realised that’s actually on a plane,” wrote one follower.

“That’s appalling. I know it’s ‘first world problems’ but if you are paying for a premium product then you should receive a premium product,” added another.

“Wow, that was my ‘studying for final exams’ meal pack,” wrote another.

The post comes after cabin crew reportedly

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Judge Slams Class Counsel In Bimbo Bread Label Deal

Law360 (September 30, 2020, 11:24 PM EDT) — A California federal judge declined to provide the full attorney fees and costs request amount in a nonmonetary deal to end a class action accusing Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. of mislabeling its bread products, saying attorneys have benefited the most from the “underwhelming case.”

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam on Tuesday reduced the award for the class counsel, which includes Fleischman Bonner & Rocco LLP and Barrett Law Group PA as co-lead counsel, and Pratt & Associates as local counsel, to $225,000 from the requested $325,000, for fees and costs, while declining to approve incentive awards for the two named plaintiffs….

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Disney to lay off 28,000 employees as coronavirus slams theme park business

Prolonged closures at Disney’s California-based theme parks and limited attendance at its open parks has forced the company to lay off 28,000 employees across its parks, experiences and consumer products division, the company said.

In a memo sent to employees on Tuesday, Josh D’Amaro, head of parks at Disney, detailed several “difficult decisions” the company has had to make in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, including ending its furlough of thousands of employees.

Shares of the company fell less than 2% after the closing bell on Tuesday.

Around 67% of the 28,000 laid off workers were part-time employees, according to a statement by D’Amaro on Tuesday. The company declined to break down the layoffs by individual park locations.

While Disney’s theme parks in Florida, Paris, Shanghai, Japan and Hong Kong have been able to reopen with limited capacity, both California Adventure and Disneyland have remained shuttered in Anaheim, California.

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Disney lays off 28,000 as coronavirus slams its theme-park business

The company did not reveal what percentage of its workforce that entailed, but it’s believed the U.S. theme parks employ about 200,000 people, which would make the layoffs a workforce reduction of 14 percent.

Disney parks in California remain closed while Florida parks, which reopened in July, have been underperforming.

The company had furloughed 100,000 employees worldwide, many in the theme-parks division, at the height of the lockdowns in the spring. Many were brought back when Walt Disney World reopened this summer.

Theme parks have taken the brunt of the toll as the virus has limited or scuttled public gatherings. In the most recent April-June quarter, Disney’s theme-park division had less than a billion dollars in revenue, after taking in nearly $7 billion in the same period in 2019. The division posted a loss of $2 billion over the period.

Business has not significantly picked up since. On an earnings

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Business group slams Daniel Andrews

Victoria’s business boss has slammed Premier Daniel Andrews for refusing to allow businesses in Melbourne to trade as normal for another eight weeks, claiming he didn’t see the decision coming.

The Premier on Sunday announced the state’s “road map” out of coronavirus lockdown, which would keep retail stores in metropolitan Melbourne closed until October 26 – and only if case numbers had been at an average of five per day for the two weeks prior.

In regional Victoria, retail can reopen, with restrictions on capacity, on September 14.

Paul Guerra, the CEO of Victoria’s Chamber of Commerce, said on Sunday the Premier’s road map was a “road to nowhere” and businesses were being “decimated” by the tough restrictions.

Mr Guerra on Monday revealed hospitality and tourism operators had his phone ringing off the hook on Sunday afternoon, but it was mum and dad operators of small businesses he was most

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Business slams Victoria’s ‘eradication’ lockdown

Mr Morrison also warned that the tougher restrictions should not be used as an alternative for a robust contact tracing system.

“Restrictions are not substitutes for strengthening health systems to cope with the virus, especially when community outbreak is brought under control,” he said in a joint statement with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Health Minister Greg Hunt.

“The most effective means of reducing community transmission must be an effective testing, tracing and quarantine system, bolstered by enhanced local health capacity and physical distancing.”

‘A blunt instrument’

Rod Eddington, the chairman of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia who was chairman of Victorian Major Events for over a decade and wrote the infrastructure blueprint for Victoria, captured business disillusionment with the plan.

“Total lock down across Melbourne is a blunt instrument,” Sir Rod told The Australian Financial Review.

“We have to find a way to protect lives and livelihoods and to do that

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