FILE PHOTO: The Air France-KLM company logo is seen at the annual shareholder meeting in the La Defense business district in Puteaux, France, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) - Air France will cut 465 ground staff jobs from its domestic services as it reduces short-haul capacity under competitive pressure from low-cost rivals and high-speed trains, parent company Air France-KLM said on Monday. The job cuts, which were widely expected, will be carried out through a voluntary departure program as the French airline reduces its domestic flights by 15 percent over the next two years, the Franco-Dutch group said in a statement. Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta … [Read more...] about Air France cuts 465 jobs, shrinks domestic services
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MUMBAI, April 18 (Reuters) - Bhoja Poojari has handled baggage for India’s Jet Airways Ltd since it began flying nearly 26 years ago. Now, like many other Jet employees, he fears for the future as the debt-laden airline descends into crisis. “If this continues, I do not know what to do,” said the 53-year-old father of two, who has not been paid in nearly two months and may be forced to sell his house. “I feel like my hands are tied and I can’t sleep at night,” Poojari told Reuters. “I haven’t told my children anything. They are very young, but they know something is wrong.” Thousands of employees have been stung by the rapid unravelling of Jet Airways, which, saddled with more than $1.2 billion in bank debt, grounded all its planes on Wednesday after lenders rejected a plea for emergency funds. The shutdown has deepened the crisis as dues to lessors, staff and suppliers pile up and lenders scramble to find a buyer for what was … [Read more...] about ‘Can’t sleep at night’: Despair over jobs as India’s Jet Airways…
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A strike over a labor dispute disrupted flights at Kenya’s main international airport in Nairobi early on Wednesday, Kenya Airports Authority said, though the transport minister expected them to resume soon. A Kenya Airways flight attendant uses her cell phone as they gather at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport during a labour dispute that grounded flights near Nairobi, Kenya March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Hundreds of passengers were waiting outside the international and domestic terminals and riot police dispersed picketing ground staff, a Reuters witness said, adding that three planes took off at about 0530 GMT despite the strike. Twenty-five foreign airlines operate out of JKIA, including Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. Transport Minister James Macharia said replacement staff had been found to screen passengers and luggage. “That matter has been sorted out... I can assure … [Read more...] about Strike over labor dispute grounds flights at Kenya’s main airport
UP TO 300 new Brexit jobs in the UK Border Force were already filled under its 'British passports only' policy before it was abandoned over discrimination claims.The Home Office has refused to clarify the exact number allocated using the controversial criteria, which restricted applications to only UK passport holders.Earlier this month the department removed the requirement from its latest recruitment drive amid mounting pressure after the policy was exposed by The Irish News.Political parties on both sides of the Irish border raised concerns, while the Equality Commission issued a warning on grounds of fair employment legislation.The Home Office apologised and more than 1,000 posts – including 21 based in Belfast – are being re-advertised without the UK passport requirement.It said the criteria was an "error" and application packs should simply have asked people for any valid passport.However, before this latest intake, the Home Office had last October announced the … [Read more...] about Brexit: Up to 300 Border Force jobs filled under ‘British passports only’ policy
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Alex Horton and Rachel Siegel by Alex Horton and Rachel Siegel Email the author April 23 at 7:43 PM Email the author White police officers in Alabama wrestled a black woman to the ground in a Waffle House early Sunday morning, exposing her breasts during the struggle and prompting comparisons to two black men arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks earlier this month. Yet local police maintain that the three officers involved followed protocol and said the department is “not choosing to take any action at this time.” At a news conference Monday afternoon, officials said the woman and … [Read more...] about A woman was tackled to the ground by police at a Alabama Waffle House. The police are defending the arrest.