Smartwings Group airline set to begin first wave of layoffs on Wednesday

The multinational airline conglomerate Smartwings Group, whose portfolio includes Czech Airlines, is set to begin downsizing on Wednesday, news site Lidovky.cz reports, with the total amount of layoffs reaching around 15 percent of the company’s domestic workforce.

This week Smartwings plans to release 50 pilots, 75 stewards and stewardesses, as well as 45 support staff, Deputy-Chairman of the Smartwings Trade Union (OOZS) told the news site on Tuesday. He says a further 120 to 190 cabin crew are set to lose their jobs.

In total Smartwings is expected to release 600 of its 2,500 employees, writes Lidovky.cz

Author: Tom McEnchroe