Thomson announces jobs could be axed

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By cabincrew.com on Wednesday 15th Feb, 2012 at 16:26

Thomson have announced that a number of cabin crew jobs are at risk - all though the exact figure has not been released.

The Tui Travel-owned carrier informed Unite Union on Tuesday of the decision and will begin a 90-day consultation period with staff and their representatives this month.

Thomson have not yet given solid details of the number of jobs at risk, but said in a statement: “This is a result of our continuing drive to become more efficient which includes changes to the aircraft fleet.”

Unite has strong hopes it can maintain a policy of no compulsory redundancies at the airline. Regional officer Kevin Hall said: “We are confident we will be able to mitigate the number of redundancies substantially through voluntary redundancies and accommodating changes to contracts.”

He said: “These are preliminary discussions. The company wants cost savings and there are a number of areas it believes it can make significant savings. But this is not a company that came in for a punch-up. This is a company looking ahead.”

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