Etihad Airways extends pay reductions until September 2020 for 20,000 employees

Etihad Airways extends staff pay reductions to September 2020

International airline Etihad Airways has extended its pay reductions to deal with the financial constraints of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

20,000 existing employees will be affected by the organisation’s decision, with junior employees and cabin crew continuing to receive a 25% pay reduction in salary. Approximately half of employees at managerial level and above will also continue to receive a 50% pay reduction.

This follows on from when the airline first introduced redundancies and pay cuts in May 2020.

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A spokesperson at Etihad Airways, said: “Due to the ongoing impact of Coronavirus on the travel industry, Etihad is continuing to consider all options to protect jobs and preserve cash at this challenging time.

“Regretfully, Etihad has extended its salary reduction until September 2020, with 25% reduction for junior staff and cabin crew, and 50% for employees at manager level and above. Housing allowance and a number of benefits continue to be paid.”