BRASILIA LATAM Airlines will fireside “at least” 2,700 workers in Brazil, along with pilots, its Brazilian arm talked about on Saturday, as a result of the bankrupt supplier struggles to cut costs and tackle an enterprise collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a press launch, LATAM Brasil talked about it opened a voluntary redundancy course of on Friday which might run by the use of Aug. 4, after which an additional minimal 2,700 jobs could be scale back.
The announcement adopted the breakdown in talks with the SNA union over workers’ pay, the assertion talked about. O Globo and O Estado de S. Paulo newspapers had reported the redundancies earlier on Saturday. LATAM talked about it pays its pilots and crew higher than its rivals in Brazil, and the pandemic has compelled it to “match enterprise practices.
The layoffs are the latest in efforts to downsize Latin America’s largest airline. Before the novel coronavirus outbreak, the airline had 43,000 workers worldwide, with most of them in Brazil and Chile.
LATAM is searching for to restructure $18 billion in debt. When it filed for U.S. chapter security in May, it was the world’s largest airline so far to hunt an emergency reorganization due to the pandemic.