Emirates announces staff layoff

Emirates airlines has confirmed that it laid off some staff after a thorough review of resources and costs. In a report from Dubai Media office, the Dubai-based airline confirmed on a Sunday (31st May 2020) that the current pandemic has impacted many industries.  The company has reviewed all possible scenarios in order to sustain business operations, but they have to say goodbye to a few of their workers.

This decision has been made in order to save cashflow as the flights mostly remain grounded. Emirates further mentioned that they do NOT take this decision lightly and they are doing everything possible to protect jobs wherever they can. They will work with impacted employees to ensure they are looked after and taken care of with necessary means. The official statement did not disclose which specific staff have been laid off.

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Image: Emirates.com

Please see the full statement below:

Emirates spokesperson: “During these difficult times, and although we have slowly started our return to the skies by keeping in line with the safety measures. The current pandemic has impacted many industries around the world and although we have endeavored to sustain the current family as is, we reviewed all possible scenarios in order to sustain our business operations, but have come to the conclusion that we unfortunately have to say goodbye to a few of the wonderful people that worked with us. We continuously are reassessing the situation and will have to adapt to this transitional period. We do not view this lightly, and the company is doing everything possible to protect jobs wherever we can. Where we are forced to take tough decisions we will treat people with fairness and respect.  We will work with impacted employees to ensure they are looked after and taken care of with necessary means.”

 


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