Job Cuts At Alitalia And Meridiana

Close to 1,000 staff at Alitalia and more than 1,600 at fellow Italian carrier Meridiana Fly are facing redundancy according to the Italian Federation of Transport Workers (FILT CGIL).

In a statement released on Saturday (October 25), FILT CGIL said that Alitalia was entering a second phase of job cuts that would see 994 workers made redundant.

According to the union 879 ground staff, 61 pilots and 54 flight attendants will see their jobs axed before the end of the month.

Meanwhile, negotiations between FILT CGIL and ailing carrier Meridiana Fly to prevent job losses have fallen through despite interventions by the Italian government.

The dispute has been ongoing for more than a month and covers 1,478 workers at the airline and 156 members of staff at its MRO company, Meridiana Fly Maintenance.

FILT CGIL’s national secretary Nino Cortorillo said: “Now opens a difficult negotiation that will have limited time in which to find solutions that are alternatives to layoffs.”

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