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Up to 500 jobs to go at Aer Lingus due to impact of Covid-19

Old 19th Jun 2020, 20:37
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Up to 500 jobs to go at Aer Lingus due to impact of Covid-19

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0619/1148502-aer-lingus-job-losses-covid/

More very sad news. Interesting here that EI are citing the 14 day quarantine and also the Irish government's restrictions on non-essential travel as contributory reasons to the cuts.
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 22:40
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No pilots will be going anywhere. It's people in support roles.
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Exactly what I thought. Didn't they reach an agreement to retain all pilots?
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The precise details of the agreement haven't been agreed but overall it is generally agreed there will be no redundancies in favor of part time for all for as long as is necessary
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Sad news for the staff, however Are Lingus has been trying to reduce staff numbers over many years and compared to other airlines is very "top heavy" staff numbers-wise for only 52 aircraft and 4500 staff. If you take Easyjet with 15000 staff for 320 plus aircraft and all the other "products" or Aegean with 2600 staff for 60 aircraft for instance.

The pension pot had holes as early as 2014 and if IAG had not stepped in, probably it would have been culled by Ryanair and numbers slashed.

Good luck to those effected, part time and wage reductions are much better than redundancies and considering the money wasted on Brexit, Covid PPE that was rubbish, Track and trace, it's about time for some rational thinking to save jobs.

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Pilot deal:
https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/...-39302392.html

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500 seems to be pretty low numbers really. Not nice for those facing the chop seems like IALPA has probably done a deal to avoid pilot redundancies.
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