Emirates airline will start restoring its employees’ full pays from October, over six months after reducing salary when the Dubai based airline had to suspend flights as the global pandemic impelled a closure of international borders.
Gulf News reported that at least two Emirates’ employees told that on September 3 they received a letter from the company describing that their salaries would be restored to pre-COVID-19 levels.
But the employees further told that the allowances of staff and managers in certain categories will be cut according to the memo.
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways extended the period of cut-down pay for their employees until the end of the year, a spokeswoman for the airline said on Sunday.
“Employees will have their salaries slashed by 10 percent from September until the end of December”, she said, “compared to an earlier cut of between 25 percent and 50 percent which ended last month”.
A spokesperson of Emirates said the carrier still had fewer employees, but declined to confirm how many had been without a job during since the beginning of the pandemic.
Earlier, Emirates president Tim Clark told BBC that the Dubai airline would increase the job cuts to as much as 15 percent of its workforce, having already released 10 percent. The airline employed more than 60,000 staff before the novel COVID-19 pandemic hit.