EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.1 - Passenger air transport
Number Employed: 14300
Group: Alitalia

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 690
Planned Job Reductions max: 690
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2013

Additional Information

Alitalia, the Italian airline company, is to cut 690 jobs. In particular, the job-cuts should affect the cabin crew staff (300), the ground crew staff (300) and the maintenance staff (90).

The company has announced the plan in an effort to cope with the negative implications of the economic crisis.

The company envisages the recourse to the Wage Guarantee Fund schemes for the redundant workers. Trade unions have disagreed with the company’s decision, announcing protest actions.

At the end of October, the company decided to suspend the lay-offs and to start some meetings with the trade unions, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Labour, in order to find alternative measures to job-cuts.

Alitalia has around 14,300 employees.

Updated, 22/10/2012: As announced the redundancy plan is suspended.