Czech Airlines begins anticipated layoffs

The national carrier Czech Airlines has begun a long anticipated round of layoffs. The company says that the layoffs will continue gradually until March of next year and currently involve several dozen individuals primarily in technical and administrative divisions. The move is key part of the management’s large-scale plan to restructure the company amid fears it is on the verge of bankruptcy; Czech Airline unions however have been adamant in their opposition to that plan and have threatened to go on unlimited strike.