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Etihad extends salary cut till 2020-end

Waheed Abbas/Dubai
Filed on September 7, 2020 | Last updated on September 7, 2020 at 07.02 am

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Etihad had earlier in the year extended a salary cut of its employees till September 2020

Etihad Airways has extended the salary cut of its employees until the end of 2020, a spokesperson said in a statement to Khaleej Times.

However, the Abu Dhabi-based airline has reintroduced all staff allowances, and the reduced pay scheme will now be capped at 10 per cent of basic salary as compared to 25-50 per cent for the remainder of the year. The revised salary structure is effective from September 1, 2020.

"The commitment and dedication demonstrated by the entire Etihad workforce over the past five months has been greatly appreciated," said the airline.

In June, Etihad had extended a salary cut of its employees till September 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the aviation sector, resulting in ground of flights. Junior staff and cabin crew salary was cut by 25 per cent and 50 per cent for employees at managerial level and above. The UAE's national carrier had a workforce of 20,500 employees last year.

The UAE's other carriers have also cut salaries and sent staff on unpaid leave to reduce the cost following grounding of aircraft. On Saturday, Emirates airline confirmed that it will restore full salaries of its employees from next month.

waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com


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