Airservices to lose 600 jobs in major restructure

Airservices Australia has offered 600 redundancy packages to corporate and back-of-office staff in a bid to drastically cut operating costs and address declining profitability, reports The Age.

But more than 600 staff have already applied for the packages, with union officials and senior Airservices management acknowledging declining workforce morale under difficult circumstances.

In a letter to staff, chief executive Jason Harfield said those working in operational roles such as air traffic controllers and rescue firefighters could not apply for a redundancy, with applications to be finalised by August 8.
itability and to maintain a pricing index that provided value to the aviation industry.

The restructure comes before the implementation of the $1.5 billion OneSKY programme, which will combine civilian and military navigation systems by 2021. Airservices Australia employs more than 4,400 staff and manages 11 per cent of the world’s airspace.


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