Union criticises easyJet proposals for job cuts
It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times.Close. The pilots’ union has branded proposals by easyJet to use sick days as a factor when deciding who to axe as part of its wave of redundancies as “unnecessary and wrong”. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) said that the airline had told pilot representatives it intended to use sickness as a “key component” in choosing which 727 pilots will lose their jobs. EasyJet has around 15,000 full-time employees – including 8,000 based in the UK – meaning a maximum of 4,500 jobs are at risk. But a spokeswoman for the airline denied that sickness was a “key component” and said that absence was one of a number of criteria being put forward in the proposals.