Ryanair will proceed with the simplified 'lay off', considering the use of the measure “indispensable for maintaining the viability and preservation of jobs”, according to information sent to the unions by the branch in Portugal.
According to the communication to the unions regarding the application of the simplified lay-off measure (which allows the temporary reduction of the normal working period or the suspension of the employment contract), “the company will maintain a minimum work availability to ensure some services administrative and maintenance of essential tasks, but naturally it will apply the suspension measure to most of its workers and the reduction of working hours to almost all the others “.
“We foresee that this measure can last for two months, and the company will do everything to shorten this period, starting predictably on April 1, 2020”, says the same communication to the unions, on the day that workers started to be notified.
The low cost airline informs that it will resort to extraordinary support for the maintenance of contracts, one of the exceptional measures approved by the Government to maintain jobs in the context of the crisis caused by the pandemic of covid-19.
“The use of this measure, which proves to be indispensable for maintaining the viability and preservation of the jobs of this company, has become urgent and necessary in the face of the crisis that is going on which resulted in the cancellation of the overwhelming majority of flights we give assistance “, is read in the document to which Lusa had access.
The simplified 'lay-off' came into force on Friday and is one of the exceptional measures approved by the Government to maintain jobs in the context of the crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic.
Companies that join may suspend the employment contract or reduce the hours of workers who, in turn, are entitled to receive two-thirds of normal gross earnings, 70% supported by Social Security and 30% by the company.