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Air Malta to start redundancies soon

5-Jul-2011 10:44 AM

Air Malta will soon commence talks with the GWU union and three other unions about voluntary redundancy schemes and new work practices to be introduced as part of the airline’s restructuring programme (Times of Malta, 04-Jul-2011). The GWU has declared an industrial dispute as Air Malta had not guaranteed alternative jobs for the 511 workers it plans to shed. Malta’s Finance Minister Tonio Fenech stated in Jun-2011 that the government will not offer alternative employment because doing so is forbidden under EU state aid rules.