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Carriers, Norwegian Air Shuttle layoffs in London

Employees at risk are those at Gatwick Airport

Rescue of the Scandinavian airline Norwegian Air Shuttle is still a complex matter (read also the article published by AVIONEWS); meanwhile, the same company chooses a very specific path in order not to incur excessive costs. As has happened in other carriers, Norwegian airline is planning to lay off several jobs in its London-Gatwick hub. The real risk concerns about 250 employees, but it is feared that the number could also increase. As reported in the last hours by the British media, there are over a thousand Norwegian workers who are in the London airport; before a drastic and painful choice is made, however, there will be repeated consultations with the unions, a transition phase that should last about 45 days.

Layoffs mainly refer to crew members, therefore pilots, hostesses and stewards. It all depends on the choices of the London government. In fact, the Nordic carrier is very dependent on executive subsidies to guarantee the salary of its workers, too bad that the “Coronavirus job retention scheme” will expire on October 31st. What is it about? It is none other than the scheme chosen by the British government to authorize the economic aid necessary for air transport, a program that has already been in place since April and which is not destined to last forever.

On the subject read also the news published by AVIONEWS.

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