29-Nov-2010 12:59 PM

Alitalia plans to eliminate up to 800 jobs: reports

Alitalia is reportedly in talks with unions on reducing up to 800 jobs (Repubblica, 28-Nov-2010). The carrier is reportedly seeking 400 voluntary departures with a further 400 ground staff to be transferred to Italian regional airports. Unions have reportedly been requested in informal talks to consider short-time work for ground staff in Rome to avoid a further 200 job losses. Official negotiations could reportedly commence as early as this week.