Wednesday, March 18, 2020

GoAir begins terminating contractual employees citing Covid-19 impact

Mumbai: Low cost carrier GoAir, which suspended its international operations on Tuesday, has begun issuing termination letters to some of its employees who are on contract, said sources. These would be the first lot of job losses in the Indian airline industry citing COVID-19 impact on revenues.
One of the letters sent by the airline to an employee on March 16 says, "We are unable to operate on the scale we presently were and have been forced to scale down the operations to be able to sustain this decline … In view of the above, we are constrained to terminate your contract effective March 17 ... your full and final settlement would e done in due course." The said employee had joined GoAir in August last year.
On Tuesday, GoAir announced suspension of its international operations till April 15. "GoAir has initiated a short term rotational leave without pay program that will not only help the company counter the short term reduction in capacity, but will also ensure that a cross section of our employees stay away from the workplace for a month at a time to ensure business continuity," the airline said. Knowing that this will put a financial burden on the affected employees and having studied what companies have done in other countries to help guide our plans, this decision was not taken lightly, it added.
18/03/20 Manju V/Times of India
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