Caribbean Airlines cuts staff
Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
Several Caribbean Airlines employees in Montego Bay and Kingston are to lose their jobs as the Trinidadian-based organization outsources its customer service operations.
The airline says its employees were informed by the vice president of human resources and executive - manager airports, today.
“Caribbean Airlines will provide and assist, where feasible, in obtaining alternate employment for persons affected by this process and employees will be remunerated in accordance with industrial practice," acting chief executive officer, Robert Corbie stated in a media release this evening.
He said the organization was committed to providing a quality service, and was confident that this decision would impact positively on its operations.
"We will emerge even stronger as a leader in regional aviation,” he said.
It wasn’t clear how soon the persons affected would be sent home, however, the airline says it expects to continue normal business operations throughout the reorganization process and sought to reassure the public that this action should not affect its operations as all flight schedules and reservations remain intact throughout the Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica networks.