Ryanair has informed this Tuesday that will close its operational base in Faro's Airport in January 2020, laying off about 100 employees, despite maintaining the flight connections there.
Ryanair has informed this Tuesday that will close its operational base in Faro’s Airport in January 2020, laying off about 100 employees, despite maintaining the flight connections there, according to the Union’s President in a statement to Lusa.
The President of the National Trade Union of Civil Aviation’s Personnel (SNPVAC), Luciana Passo, said that it was a Ryanair’s Human Resources Director to inform the workers about it.
The unionist participated Tuesday in a meeting at the General Directorate for Employment and Labour Relations (DGERT) in Lisbon to discuss the minimum services to cover the strike that will take place between 21 and 25 of August.
“It has been told us that it will not be a total closure of the operation as the flight connections will keep being provided to and from Faro”, Luciana Passos informed, recalling that Ryanair had warned before “a reduction in the number of pilots and workers could occur “.
The unionist also referred that no more jobs in Portugal will be affected, where Ryanair has three more bases (in Porto, Lisbon and the Azores).
Contacted by Lusa, Ryanair recalled the communique of 16th of July that indicated that “some of the company’s bases would be downsized or even closed”.