Hundreds of KLM’s Declared Redundant for the Time Being

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Hundreds of KLM’s have been declared redundant as a result of the corona crisis. The approximately 500 employees concerned have already been informed about this, and the notices and letters will be issued this week, the company confirms.

 

The fact that they are no longer needed in their current position does not necessarily mean that they have to leave the company.

Many of them will be able to continue to work at KLM through reassignments and secondments. Some 300 employees are said to have to leave the company.

The interventions now are part of the extensive reorganization that KLM announced earlier in which 5,000 jobs will be lost.

A large part of this was achieved through the non-renewal of temporary contracts and the no longer hiring of temporary workers. KLM also opened voluntary departure arrangements twice.

Like its peers, KLM is hit hard by the corona crisis, with the disappearance of flights and travel restrictions. The company received 3.4 billion euros in emergency aid from the government. To this end, the company had to, among other things, reduce the employment conditions for staff.

Negotiations between the Netherlands and France about additional support for parent company Air France-KLM are now complicated.

Reportedly, the problem is that the Dutch government, as with last summer’s billion-dollar loans, wants to invest at the level of KLM and not the level of the listed holding company.

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