EasyJet employees protest at Stansted airport
Low-cost airline announced nearly 2,000 layoffs
EasyJet employees have protested in recent hours outside London-Stansted airport against the low-cost airline's business plan and possible layoffs. The company's decision to close Stansted base, in addition to those of Southend and Newcastle, is absolutely not accepted. People who risk not working are around 1900, a perspective that affects the whole of the United Kingdom. Workers who organized the demonstration addressed their appeals above all to Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Holly Reid, union representative on behalf of easyJet crew from Stansted, also took part to the garrison. Risk of a layoff does not only concern pilots, stewards and hostesses, but also check-in personnel, security officers and other employees. The second quarter of 2020 ended in a negative way for the airline: in the period between April and June, in fact, revenues fell by almost 100%, in addition to the transport of just 117 thousand passengers (last year they were more of 26 million).
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