In the letter, which Lusa had access to, the carrier stated that “the implementation of emergency agreements and adherence to voluntary measures have allowed the initial number of resizing, included in the restructuring plan approved by the European Commission, to be reduced from about 2,000 to 206 workers, as of today,” With the exception of individual cases whose procedures are still ongoing. “
Consequently, this value “represents a reduction of approximately 90% compared to the initial figure,” as stated in the letter, which was signed by Chairman Miguel Fraskielho and the Executive Committee, Ramiro Sequeira.
According to the data shared by the two managers, “51 pilots, compared to the initial number of 458”, “47 cabin crew members, compared to the initial number of 747”, are concerned with “71 monitoring and evaluation factors”. [manutenção e engenharia] Portugal, compared to an initial number of 450 and 37 at headquarters, compared to the initial number of 300.
“The company is going through a very difficult and worrying period, however it is extremely important and necessary to complete the resizing of the TAP staff structure, which is included in the restructuring and recovery plan under consideration by the European Commission,” TAP management noted.
In the letter, the two heads also noted that “in terms of potential unilateral actions, the next step would be to abolish the“ lay-off ”procedure, effective June 1, for workers who were pending the item of services. Work.
According to the Tunisian News Agency, “these workers will still be able to resort to terminations by mutual agreement with conditions similar to those presented in the stages of voluntary proceedings (ending on May 31), with compensations higher and higher than the legal compensation.”
In addition, “the opportunity will be given to some professional groups to be able to apply to fill the remaining vacancies in Portugal (posts that were not filled in the last voluntary phase), and in some jobs, there are more vacancies than the number of workers who will withdraw from the” layoff “, As the carrier says, ensuring that “with this effort it will still be possible to avoid the need for unilateral measures.”
“This process is absolutely necessary to ensure a viable and sustainable future for TAP, which guarantees, according to the restructuring plan that was delivered to DGComp and the projections known today, an estimated 8,100 Group TAP jobs, 6,600 of them in TAP SA,” a guarantee for managers.
The second phase of TAP’s voluntary measures, which took place between April 11 and 16, saw 122 confirmed accessions, according to an internal memo sent to employees, which Lusa had access to, on April 21.
In the letter, which was also signed by Chairman Miguel Fraskielho, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Ramiro Sequeira, TAP assessed the voluntary measures and “their impact on the restructuring of the company’s workforce”.
Thus, the carrier indicated that “in the first phase of applications, which took place between February 11 and March 24, of the 690 accessions previously reported, 669 were achieved, with an impact on the change in size of about 630 jobs.”
The agency noted that “the difference between 669 and 630 is due to the different effect of the different measures, that is, the passage of part-time workers.”
In turn, the company indicated that “the second phase of the volunteer measures, which took place between 11 and 16 April, witnessed 122 confirmed accessions at this time, with an impact on changing the size of about 100 jobs.”