"From what I understand there are talks of
2,400-2,500 jobs cuts," Giuliano Poletti said on the sidelines
of an event in Milan, adding that the matter is still subject to
negotiation with relevant parties, including unions.
He added that his ministry would assist in the ongoing talks
between Alitalia and Etihad, especially as they concern
state-sponsored layoff schemes that may need to be put in place
to reduce the impact of eventual job cuts.
Alitalia has a total workforce of 14,000 people.
(Reporting by Gianluca Semeraro, writing by Agnieszka Flak,
editing by Francesca Landini)
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