Ryanair may be firing more people in Belgium. According to Belgian media, this follows from an internal mail from Ryanair director Eddie Wilson to the staff. There are 176 jobs in Belgium that are already at risk in the airline, so that number can increase.
The extra layoffs will probably be announced by the end of this month. This Friday is a the first staff council is scheduled, where, according to a trade unionist Didier Lebbe, the French-speaking trade union CNE, the layoff may be on the agenda.
Ryanair, like all other airlines, is suffering greatly from the coronary artery disease. The Irish airline was already cutting costs considerably, including redundancies. For the whole of Europe, there are about 3000 staff.
In a number of countries, agreements were also made on the provision of wages. But in Belgium, as in Spain and Portugal, no agreement was reached on this for cabin crew. For the pilots, arrangements have been made. In those countries where agreement has not yet been reached, more job losses can be expected by the end of January, Wilson’s communication States.