EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Air Europa

Company/Organisation:
Air Europa

Geographic Location

Country: Spain

Company

Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.1 - Passenger air transport
Number Employed: 1729
Group: Globalia

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-03-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 129
Planned Job Reductions max: 129
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-05-2012
Direct Dismissals: 129

Additional Information

The airline Air Europe will cut 129 jobs in Spain. The labour authority has accepted the labour force adjustment plan which had been presented by the airline. The measure is blamed on economic reasons and it will affect 129 employees: 70 land staff, 45 pilots and 14 maintenance workers. The termination of the contracts is reported to be implemented until the end of May 2012.

During the negotiation process, 32 strikes were called by the pilots. As a consequence of these industrial action around 800 flights were cancelled. Nevertheless, strikes did not change the outcome of the redundancy procedure.