EasyJet pilots at risk of redundancy

(qlmbusinessnews.com via news.sky.com– Tue, 30th June 2020) London, Uk – –

Easyjet has begun talks with unions on cutting up to 1900 UK-based jobs including more than 700 pilots after the collapse in air travel due to coronavirus.

The airline also said it was looking at the closure of three of its bases in the UK – London Stansted, London Southend and Newcastle, though the airports would remain part of its route network.

Easyjet had already announced last month that it was cutting up to 4,500 jobs, or 30% of its workforce, as a result of the pandemic.

On Tuesday, the carrier said that as part of this it had begun formal consultations with trade unions Unite and Balpa relating to all UK pilots and crew.

That number totals 1900 but the airline said it would seek to work with unions to try to minimise job losses.