15 flight attendants’ contracts not renewed by Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines has shed light on the elimination of 15 flight attendant positions at its Jamaican operations.

The air carrier explained that the attendants were on fixed term contracts and the decision was made not to renew them due to changes in flight schedules. The contracts expired this month.

Clive Forbes, general manager of Caribbean Airlines in Jamaica, told RJR News that the expiration of the contracts also coincided with cost cutting measures at the entity. 

“Unfortunately those contracts not being renewed are driven by some cost-saving initiatives to manage our cost out of the Financial Year 2012. So that was the context; and we continue to have dialogue with the union to manage how we go forward to mitigate any impact upon staff as we try to remain viable,” said Mr. Forbes.  

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