September 2, 2020

United Airlines to start laying off up to 16,000 workers on Oct 1

New York (AFP) – United Airlines said Wednesday it plans to lay off up to 16,000 workers starting in October amid a prolonged industry downturn due to the coronavirus.The big US carrier, which had previously said as many as 36,000 workers could be terminated, said early retirement and other programs had lessened the need for even deeper cuts, but the “devastating” impact of Covid-19 on airline travel still required layoffs.Even with those voluntary programs and other cost-cutting, the savings “have not been enough to avoid involuntary furloughs entirely,” the company said.”Today, each of our o…


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