[Ireland] Aer Lingus Plans To Cut Up To 500 Jobs And Slash Salaries

26 JUN 2020

To mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business, Aer Lingus intends to cut up to 500 jobs. The company said the Irish government’s 14-day quarantine rule for incoming travellers had also hindered them. The job cuts will reportedly affect 230 pilots and cabin crew, 120 support workers, 100 ground crew, and 50 maintenance workers.

Aer Lingus has a total workforce of 4,500. Since the start of lockdown in March, it has been operating at only 5 per cent of capacity. The company said the pandemic had had a "catastrophic” effect on its business and has already announced a 70 per cent pay cut for employees who stay on. International Business Times reports the statement from Chief Exec Sean Doyle and what the future holds for Aer Lingus workers.


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