Italy - Job losses in airline partnership - February 29, 2016

A planned partnership between the airlines Meridiana and Qatar Airways could result in some 900 jobs losses. The Sardinia-based carrier has asked the trade unions to agree to the job cuts as part of the partnership deal with the Gulf airline. Workers at Meridiana, which flies to and from the island of Sardinia and other destinations in Italy and abroad, have been in a state-funded layoff programme for over a year.

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