5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 9th September 2019
Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
05:21, 9th September 2019

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 9th September 2019

5. Long queues, crowded terminals and pricey parking charges have led to Belfast International being rated the UK's worst airport in a survey by consumer magazine Which?

Customers gave the airport an approval score of 42%, saying it was "shabby", "understaffed" and had a poor layout.

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4. Trade union body the TUC has called for legal measures to tackle discrimination based on class at work.

Among the proposals, it said firms should be forced to report any gaps in pay between workers from different social backgrounds.

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3. British Airways pilots have begun a two-day strike in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.

Tens of thousands of passengers have been told not to go to airports, and BA says most have made alternative arrangements.

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2. China's exports unexpectedly fell 1% in August as shipments to the US slowed sharply, adding to worries about the effects of the two nations' trade war.

China is expected to announce more support measures soon, to avert the risk of a sharp economic slowdown.

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1. Britain is not ready for its next recession and must consider changes to the way it manages its economy to see off the downturn when it comes, the Resolution Foundation, a think-tank, said.

British gross domestic product shrank in the second quarter of this year and the economy is struggling to pick up momentum as Brexit approaches, meaning it could already be in a technical recession before it leaves the European Union.

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