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Jet2 plans to axe over 100 pilot jobs

by LLB staff reporter
24th Jun 20 4:46 pm

The Leeds based carrier Jet2 are proposing to axe 102 pilot jobs and is the latest airline to start consulting on redundancies.

The aviation industry has been hit hard since the coronavirus pandemic grounded airlines across the world.

Balpa general secretary Brian Strutton said: “This is yet more evidence, if it were needed, of the free-fall in aviation and the knee-jerk way airlines are responding, especially as lockdown is gradually being eased.

“Many of the pilots whose jobs are on the line in Jet2 have just recently moved there after having lost their jobs at Thomas Cook.

“These pilots have been through the mill already.”

He added: “Despite being one of our least union-friendly airlines, I hope Jet2 negotiates in good faith and works with us on how we can mitigate these proposed losses and see Jet2 thrive in the future.

“As difficult as our relationship with Jet2 undoubtedly is, the airline plays an extremely important role, especially at airports in the north, and we want it to succeed.

“Once again, I reiterate my call for the Government to step in, call for a job cuts moratorium and work on a strategic support package to help this industry get through this crisis.”

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