Air carriers. Qantas will lay off another two thousand employees
These are the workers in the handling sector
Not just vaccines: Australian carrier Qantas has made headlines in the last few hours for the decision to allow only passengers who will prove to have vaccinated against Covid-19 to board the aircraft, once the same vaccine will be available, but this is not its only concern. Today, Monday November 30, 2020, there is a lot of talk about the layoffs that the airline will be forced to formalize due to the difficulties encountered in ground operations. We are talking about 2 thousand employees at risk with regard to the handling of ten airports throughout Australia, a painful choice that could not help but make noise. Workers have already been warned, but these are not the only measures of this type in the complex historical period we are experiencing.
With these job cuts, in fact, the number of workers forced to return home due to the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic rises to 8500 (before the health emergency, the workforce amounted to 29,000 units). According to Andrew David, CEO of Qantas, the day was painful and difficult, but the measures were unfortunately inevitable; every single employee fired was thanked for the professionalism shown and the contribution offered over the years. The division underwent a major restructuring last August: the cuts had been in the air for weeks, but it was decided to extend the announcement to the parties concerned from time to time.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency