Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 08:50
Dutch job losses expected in airline's fight with parent Air France KLM
Behind the scenes KLM is transferring flights from Amsterdam to Paris as a result of a power struggle within Air France-KLM, the Telegraaf reports based on "multiple sources". This transfer of flights is resulting in job losses in the Netherlands, according to the newspaper. Air France-KLM still denies that any KLM flights are being moved to Paris. A similar report in June resulted in much unrest among KLM staff. Back then Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance and his French counterpart agreed that “the problems of one company can not be solved by beating a hole in the other”. Dutch unions are staying alert to the situation. "We are keeping the KLM management to the agreements made over job growth in exchange for cutbacks", Bob van de Wal of teh association for senior KLM staff said to the newspaper.