El Al crisis: Layoffs have started and hundreds of employees demonstrated


by Ifi Reporter Category:Capital Market Mar 1, 2020

Corona Crisis Signal at El Al Company Announces First Dismissal Today. Students of 5 flight attendants, at various stages of the course, had to return their employee card today and were notified that the course had been stopped. It's about 100 people. In the meantime, 60 pilots admitted to the company and not yet accredited - will not be admitted into the company. These are pilots recruited in April.
In light of the situation El Al was in, a message was circulated among the air crew that discussions were being held about the fate of the various promotion and diversion courses with the aim of minimizing injury.
El Al reports: "Continuing to deal with the consequences of the Corona crisis, as part of the process of adjusting manpower to its operations, a message was given to trainees, airmen and grounders of El Al who have not yet been certified that their training process has ceased and they will not be absorbed as company employees at this time. .
The company is also making adjustments, including the failure to open air and land daily courses, which were scheduled to begin soon. It should be emphasized that there are no new hires for the company until a new announcement. "
Histadrut Chairman Arnon Bar-David sent an urgent letter to Treasury Director-General Shai Babad on Sunday, in light of the crisis in the aviation industry. In the letter, Bar-David seeks to guide the professional bodies in the Financial Aid Fund to distressed businesses About NIS 50 million.
In a letter, the Histadrut chairman notes the chain of events that led El Al to the current crisis: This crisis did not pass El Al, Israel's largest airline, which employs many thousands of workers. "
Bar-David also added, "The Corona crisis caused God a severe cash flow crisis and the company announced its intention to lay off about 1,000 employees." Bar-David emphasizes that the Histadrut will oppose any course of dismissal that is not necessary at this time. In light of this, the Histadrut's Chairman is seeking urgent aid in the form of a transfer of NIS 50 million, which will be transferred to God on loan from the Economic Relief Fund for businesses in distress.
Histadrut Chairman Arnon Bar-David arrived today at the El Al workers' protest held at Ben-Gurion Airport, saying: "We are in an emergency. El Al, the company that the citizens of the state, the workers and the Histadrut so much, is facing collapse and no one cares. It is impossible to describe the situation in Israel without it. "
"When there is an emergency it should be treated as such. I expect all the authorities in the State of Israel to help God on and prevent the collapse and collapse of the other Israeli companies, Israir and Arkia. And cohesion, "the Histadrut's chairman added," I am appealing to the Israeli government and presiding over it - this is an emergency and a preliminary amount must be donated to the company in order to be able to go through the period. Everyone should enlist in the cause, not just talk - but do. There is no need to form another committee, but to make decisions. "
Histadrut chairman Arnon Bar-David warned even before the Corona crisis worsened against the plight of Israeli airlines facing many challenges. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Transport Bezalel Smutrich and Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin, on February 19 David holds an urgent discussion to prevent the collapse of Israeli companies. At the same time, in recent days, together with the chairman of the Transportation Workers Union at the Avi Edri Association, Bar-David and Edri have been leading the attempts to save El Al from collapse following the Corona crisis. This is done by conducting marathon discussions with the Company's management and the Workers' Committee, in which the teams do their best to reduce the violation of employees and their rights, and with concern for the stability of the company.



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