Ljubljana Airport staff to protest over layoffs

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The Aerodrom Ljubljana trade union plans to stage a protest tomorrow against planned layoffs at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, which has been financially impacted by the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Some 120 jobs are expected to be made redundant. In a statement, the trade union said, “The company, which has made multi million euros in profits on a regular basis in recent years, or more than twenty million euros in the last two years alone, has almost immediately started laying off employees because of problems caused by the pandemic”. The union has urged the management to wait until the end of the year before making any decisions on dismissing employees. Ljubljana Airport’s General Manager, Zmago Skobir, said, “Without such a measure, the company will run into even greater liquidity problems”. The rally will be held in front of the headquarters of airport operator Fraport Slovenija.

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  1. Marko13:32

    Ooooo

    I mean let them.

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  2. Anonymous13:48

    Some 120 jobs are expected to be made redundant.

    How many are working there?
    It must be a big number if redundant are 120.

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    1. It is 1/4 of Airport staff.

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    2. Anonymous19:02

      operations jobs only

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  3. Anonymous17:14

    Well Corona has destroyed the aviation industry so this makes sense

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  4. Anonymous17:20

    they will do the raindance

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    1. Anonymous19:04

      hey it's 2020 haha maybe it would work :P

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  5. Anonymous18:58

    sure, this number of layoffs, that's gonna end well ...

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  6. Anonymous19:57

    While I’m still angry as Skobir as he was the first one who publicly stated that Brnik would not feel the demise of Adria because other carriers will step.

    I understand that his words have been fuelled by anger over actions from 20 years ago. It is really unfortunate that others have to feel the effects of this.

    “I do not wish them this faith.”

    I’m sad as I look how Slovenian aviation sector disintegrating. I also hope that Skobir and all members of the old grad can finally go over past feuds and personal differences and start to work towards a common goal instead of destroying what is left focusing on rebuilding.

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    1. Anonymous20:11

      Maybe it's time for someone new to manage the airport. Someone who can see past disputes of the last years and is able to secure enough carriers and flights so Slovenia is not the worst connected country in Europe.

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  7. Anonymous15:06

    It is very sad but inevitable given the headwinds faced by the aviation sector, so management cannot be blamed.

    Hopefully the airport's management are taking some strategic views and working hard to get existing carriers back in force - eg Easyjet, Lufthansa, BA - as well as trying to attract the attention of Ryanair, which would be a game changer.

    Slovenia has a good story to tell having to date managed the health crisis well. Slovenia's economy should therefore be in a position to rebound strongly but critically now is the time for the country - the Government, the airport etc - to invest for the long term by marketing itself as a safe holiday destination even if that means providing subsidies to get the airlines back.

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    1. Anonymous17:42

      sad, inevitable and it makes sense economically - but 120 still seems a bit high ...

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    2. Anonymous17:43

      how many people is employed in operations?

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