Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Emirates to axe hundreds of jobs in the UK

The Dubai based Emirates is about to axe hundreds of staff in the UK, at least according to The Telegraph newspaper, as the airline struggles to fill planes to London.

The newspaper claims to have seen a private inertanl email that warns the gulf carriers UK based staff that the airline needs to "consider reducing the size of its UK workforce" as the downturn in business caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic doesn't look like picking up in the near future. 

According to the paper,  Emirates blames quarantines, border controls, travel restrictions and so on for the bookings slump.  The Telegraph reports that 600 jobs will go,  however a spokesperson for the airline wouldn't be drawn on numbers,  "Regretfully this means that we’ve had to resize our workforce in line with our reduced operational requirements, resulting in redundancies across all markets, including in the UK."

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