22 October, 2018

LOT sacks striking workers

LOT Polish Airlines has taken another aggressive step up in its battle with its disgruntled employees by sacking 67 striking workers on Monday October 22nd.

The mnajority of LOT's 3000 strong workforce are protesting about conditions and pay at the national airline of Poland. They are particularly unhappy with the imposition of self-employment contracts. “It’s another form of bullying,” Karol Sadowski, the lawyer representing the pilot and cabin crew unions engaged in the strikes saying the decision to lay off workers was in his opinion illegal.

 LOT Chief Executive Rafal Milczarski told the media  “It was a sad but necessary decision,” and later a spokesperson for the company said the sackings were carried out legally and warned more could be on the way.