Tunisair, state-owned carrier of Tunisia, plans to lay off 1,000 employees, or more than 12 percent of its full-time workforce.
As part of the reform plans, Minister of Transport, Ghedira Anis, told Reuters on Monday: “We will soon lay off 400 employees who chose to leave voluntarily and they will receive compensation. Overall job cuts in Tunisair will reach 1,000.”
A source told Reuters the airline will pay approximately $ 50 million (i.e. 110.325 MTD) in compensation to 1,000 employees. The airline currently has about 8,200 full-time workers.