Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
840. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the decision by a company (details supplied) to make its workforce here redundant; his further views on the announcement by the company that persons made redundant will be paid only statutory entitlements and that having laid off all employees based here it will operate from abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10900/20]
The aviation industry is one of the most affected by the global pandemic. All airlines have seen severe depletion of revenue and are facing various degrees of financial challenge.
In order to assist businesses and protect employment, the Government has put in place a comprehensive suite of supports for companies of all sizes, including those in the aviation sector. I understand that these measures are open to Cityjet during this difficult time.
However, it would not be appropriate for my Department to intervene in the ongoing examinership process. Industrial relations are a matter for the airline and its employees and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has no role in relation to such matters.