Emirates Group has offered its staff the option of taking voluntary paid or unpaid leave because of the coronavirus.
In an internal email to employees, it said: “A particular challenge for us right now is dealing with the impact of Covid-19.
‘We’ve seen a measurable slow-down in business across our brands and a need for flexibility in the way we work.”
The Emirates group, which includes the Emirates airline, has more than 100,000 employees.
Emirates stressed that the leave it was asking its employees to take is voluntary. “It is at the employee’s discretion if they want to take it or not.”