Alitalia CEO Cramer Ball has confirmed that 2,000 jobs are to be cut, representing 51% of the airline’s office staff and 20% of nonflying operational roles, under a recently announced restructuring strategy. Ball said the cuts were “painful but necessary,” forming part of Alitalia’s plan to trim costs by €1 billion ($1.1 billion) by 2019. Two-thirds of these savings will come from non-labor related costs. The Italian carrier currently employs 12,500 staff and ...
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