United Airlines may axe a further 6,000 jobs

US
carrier United Airlines is considering plans to cut another 6,000 jobs as part
a radical overhaul of its business plan, according to the Financial Times.

The
cuts, which would amount to 10 per cent of the workforce, would take $655m
(£365m) out of the bankrupt company’s operating costs.

These
reductions come on top of the 42,000 job losses since September 11 2001. The
airline filed for bankruptcy two weeks ago.

United
Airlines is also reported to have plans to save $3bn (£1.6bn) in cash over the
next four years by terminating its defined benefit pensions plans.

Michael Millar

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