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What do the following 10 institutional members of the 32-strong Virgin Australia creditor’s committee have in common?

  • Association of Virgin Australia Group Pilots (VIPA)
  • Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
  • Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP)
  • Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers (ALAEA)
  • Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU)
  • Australian Services Union (ASU)
  • Electrical Trades Union (ETU)
  • Flight Attendants Association of Australia (FAAA)
  • Skywest Airlines Pilots Association (SALPA)
  • Transport Workers Unions of Australia (TWU)

They are all registered trade unions or other types of employee representatives.

And how did they get such a big presence on the Virgin creditors committee?