Emirates announce staff redundancies after ‘difficult times’ for airline

Emirates airline has said it will have to make staff redundant due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson confirmed it would have “to say goodbye” to some of its staff, following the economic strain placed on the state-owned business caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

The spokesperson said: “The current pandemic has impacted many industries around the world and although we have endeavoured to sustain the current family as is, we reviewed all possible scenarios in order to sustain our business operations, but have come to the conclusion that we unfortunately have to say goodbye to a few of the wonderful people that worked with us.

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The statement stressed that Emirates was “doing everything possible to protect jobs” where possible, adding that it would treat those who it let go with “fairness and respect”.

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