Furloughs

American proceeds with 19,000 furloughs, asks for PSP extension

American Airlines said it will proceed with its plan to furlough 19,000 employees but will stop the process if the U.S. government extends COVID-19 relief aid....


Ryanair staff threatened by unpaid leave without government aid

Ryanair’s pilots and cabin crew are at risk of unpaid leave for the winter period without extended government aid, the airline’s CEO Michael O’Leary said on September 24, 2020....


British Airways drops ‘fire and rehire’, negotiates with unions

British Airways (BA) CEO Alex Cruz assured the UK’s Transport Select Committee that the company would not issue any new employee contacts. The controversial topic, known as BA’s  ‘fire and rehire’ strategy, had previously caused a significant backlash from the public....


United trims amount of involuntary furloughs, but not for pilots

United Airlines says 16,370 employees will be put on involuntary unpaid leave as CARES act expires at the end of September 2020, well short of the 36,000 it threatened to furlough previously....


United to furlough 2,850 pilots after government aid expires

The US aviation workspace situation grew even grimmer after United Airlines announced the largest pilot furloughs in its history. The airline’s union says that 2,850 pilots would lose their jobs if the U.S. government decides against another airline bailout....


Delta plans to furlough 2,000 pilots after bailout expires

Following United Airlines, another major U.S. carrier plans additional furloughs. Delta Airlines (DAL)’ reportedly plans for 2,000 pilots to leave jobs in October 2020, after the $32 billion payroll aid to the industry by the U.S. government expires. The extensive changes to the employee structure are reportedly due to the slow aviation industry recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. Previously, 1,806 Delta’s pilots already took early re...