Airline companies, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, continue to have a very difficult time with the economic crisis that came before the end of the pandemic. Companies that are constantly in crisis are either laying off their employees or putting unpleasant choices in front of them…
Qantas Airline asked company executives to work as Baggage Handlers !
Australia -based Qantas Airline, which suffers from a severe shortage of employees , asked its managers to work as baggage handlers for three months.
The firm’s operations manager is looking for at least 100 volunteers to work at Sydney and Melbourne airports.
MANAGERS WILL BOTH CARRY AND LOAD LUGGAGE
In addition to loading and unloading luggage, the job description also includes driving vehicles carrying luggage at airports.
Thousands of aviation industry workers, most of them ground workers, have been laid off during the Coronavirus pandemic. Like many other global airlines, Qantas is having trouble returning to service after the borders reopen.
In an e-mail shared by the company with the BBC, the company’s operations manager, Colin Hughes, emphasizes that rising flu and Covid cases are adding to the already ongoing employee shortage, pushing the industry further.
Managers and managers are required to work four or six hours a day, three or five days a week, in the baggage-handling role.
IT WAS TOLD ‘CARRY 32 KILL LUGGAGES’
Applicants are expected to be able to lift suitcases weighing up to 32 kilograms.
“Our operational performance is not meeting the expectations of our customers or the standards we expect of ourselves,” the company spokesperson told the BBC, adding that they are doing everything they can to improve performance.
“Some 200 of our head office employees assisted with airport work during the busy season that began at Easter.”
AIRPORTS ARE STRONG
With the reduction of coronavirus measures and the opening of borders around the world, the number of passengers and flights increased.
For this reason, the effect of the layoffs during the pandemic period has begun to be seen at airports in Europe since April.
While passengers complained about long waits and flight cancellations, some airport workers went on strike because of their working conditions.
In April, ground workers at the Netherlands-based KLM airline went on strike. Although the strike ended in June, the company canceled nearly 50 daily flights. Passengers were urged not to take luggage if possible.
THE CRISIS IN EUROPE IS GROWING
Likewise, there were densities in London, the capital city of England, due to the lack of employees at the airports.
In June, Gatwick Airport management announced that it would gradually cancel 25 daily flights in July and 50 in August during the summer.
The strikes of Ryanair and Brussels Airlines employees in June and July resulted in the disruption of more than 50 flights in Brussels.
In July, Germany -based Lufthansa Airlines announced that 2,000 flights were canceled until the end of August.
After Ryanair’s cabin crew in Spain went on strike, 10 flights were canceled today and many other flights were delayed.