On Tuesday it was announced that the low-cost airline Easyjet will further reduce its Berlin-Brandenburg base and that numerous jobs will also be closed. This annoys the pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit.
The management of the low coster is currently planning in the German capital to cut up to 275 jobs. From internal sources, which have not been officially commented on or confirmed, it can even be heard that even more employees have to fear for their jobs. Easyjet became the largest provider in Berlin by taking over numerous aircraft from routes from the insolvency estate of Air Berlin.
The Cockpit Association is of the opinion that since then Easyjet has “regularly caused uncertainty among employees with cuts”. Now it is being demanded that employees should “finally be given more security and long-term perspectives”.
Marcel Gröls, chairman of the collective bargaining policy of the Cockpit Association: “The company must now live up to its social responsibility. After the workforce had to cope with so many cuts in recent years, Easyjet must not let the Berlin location bleed any further."