The Polish national airline PLL LOT will lay off 230 employees, the company's press officer Marek Kłuciński told Polish Radio. LOT is to lay off ground staff, including administration and trade employees. Pilots and flights attendants will keep their jobs as there were only slight reductions in the number of flights.
Mr Kłuciński said that LOT has finished negotiating the layoffs with trade unions. He added that there may be further cuts, but these will depend on the approval of the company's restructuring program.
Last week LOT's CEO Sebastian Mikosz told Polish Radio that the company would lay off up to 700 people. He explained that employment cuts were necessary to reduce debts and prepare the airline for privatization.
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