Czech Republic -Massive job cuts at Czech Airlines -September 24, 2014

The national carrier Czech Airlines has announced layoffs in an effort to keep the troubled company afloat. The airline will let go around one third of its staff including dozens of pilots and stewards and ground personnel.

The national carrier Czech Airlines has announced layoffs in an effort to keep the troubled company afloat. The airline will let go around one third of its staff including dozens of pilots and stewards and ground personnel. The trade union of pilots says that cutting jobs goes against the terms of the company’s privatisation, and has asked the shareholders to reverse it. Czech Airlines stewards have meanwhile gone on strike alert, and said further steps will be announced.

English: http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czech-airlines-announces-massive-layoffs 

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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