Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the coronavirus outbreak will hit Australia’s economy harder than the global financial crisis – as he defends laying off 20,000 staff. The national carrier announced on Thursday it will be suspending all international flights and standing down two-thirds of its workforce in the face of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. ‘This is the worst crisis the aviation industry has gone through,’ Mr Joyce told ABC’s 7.30 program. ‘I know for the economy it’s probably going to be a lot worse than the GFC. Scroll down for video Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has defended the company’s decision to dismiss 20,000 of their 30,000 staff as the COVID-19 outbreak has become the biggest crisis ever to hit the airline industry Qantas announced it will suspend all international flights and standing down two-thirds of its 30,000 workers in the face of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic and to try and future proof the company ‘With the government saying Australians shouldn’t travel overseas and demand coming in dried up because people don’t want to go into quarantine for 14 days.’ Mr Joyce defended the decision to stand down 20,000 workers. ‘At the end of the day, we’re protecting these jobs,’… Read full this story
Qantas boss Alan Joyce defends laying off 20,000 workers and says coronavirus is the worst crisis to EVER hit the aviation industry have 220 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at March 19, 2020. This is cached page on Gatofuns. If you want remove this page, please contact us.