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Jet2 To Axe Jobs Due To Coronavirus Uncertainty

Jet2 has told staff that 380 cabin crew and 108 pilot jobs are under threat due to the uncertainty over the coronavirus crisis and its affect on the aviation industry.

A letter from the airlines CEO Steve Heapy was sent out on Monday June, 23.

The statement said: “The overall effect of these reduced programmes has been the need to sadly propose 380 redundancies amongst our cabin crew colleagues who are on a seasonal fixed term contract. I cannot tell you how much we regret these and other necessary proposed redundancies throughout the company as a result of the smaller flying and holidays programme.”

The letter added that proposed measures were subject to change – as a result of the ongoing developments related to the coronavirus pandemic.

A Jet2 spokesperson said: “The implications related to the Coronavirus crisis have been complicated, with changes on an almost daily basis. Additionally, we are still faced with uncertainty in relation to lockdown and its continued challenges.

“As a result, we have had to reassess and reduce our flying programme for the remainder of 2020 and for 2021. Sadly, the overall effect of these reductions has been the need to propose a number of colleague redundancies across our business.”

“We cannot say how much we regret these proposed redundancies and we will be consulting with appropriate representatives of the affected Colleagues in order to ensure that all options and issues are fully considered.”

As of yet it is unclear which bases will be affected. Jet2 currently has staff based at Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.

If you have been affected by any of these cuts then please do not suffer in silence. There is a wealth of information dealing with mental health issues here.

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