BRASILIA LATAM Airlines will hearth “at least” 2,700 staff in Brazil, along with pilots, its Brazilian arm talked about on Saturday, as a result of the bankrupt service struggles to cut costs and cope with an enterprise collapse because of COVID-19 pandemic.
In an announcement, LATAM Brasil talked about it opened a voluntary redundancy course of on Friday which may run by way of Aug. 4, after which an extra minimal 2,700 jobs will be reduce.
The announcement adopted the breakdown in talks with the SNA union over staff’ 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 larger than its rivals in Brazil, and the pandemic has pressured it to “match industry 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 staff worldwide, with most of them in Brazil and Chile.