After putting the biggest job cut in July this year to overcome the financial crisis due to COVID-19, Australia’s national flag carrier Qantas announced to cull 2000 more employees as part of the operation overhaul.
According to the details, Australia’s national flag carrier confirmed thousands of staff will lose their jobs after a cost-cutting decision to outsource the majority of its ground-handling operations.
The crenelated airline revealed 2000 jobs will be axed across 10 Australian airports as part of its to ensure the airline can remain in the skies beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
Qantas Domestic chief executive Andrew David in his statement said:
“The TWU’s in-house bid claimed that significant savings could be made but it failed to outline sufficient practical detail on how this might be achieved,”
“This is another tough day for Qantas, particularly for our ground handling teams and their families. We thank every one of them for their professionalism and contribution over the years supporting our customers and operations.”
Earlier Qantas announced to halt ticket sales for international flights through the end of March 2021.
Moreover, the above-mentioned job cut of 6,000 employees includes 1,450 office roles, 1,500 ground operations staff including baggage handlers, 1,050 cabin crew, 630 engineering jobs, and 220 pilots.
The moves devised to overcome costs by $15 billion during an expected three-year period of lower activity, and then result in $1 billion per year of ongoing cost savings from the 2023 fiscal year.
Chief of the Airline, Alan Joyce said that the result from the pandemic would affect the airline sector for many years to come.
In his statement, he said “Airline revenues destroyed, around all fleets have been grounded. And the world’s biggest carriers are taking extreme action just to survive the financial crisis.”