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1,400 job cuts coming at Air Berlin, says union

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Air Berlin may soon stop flying, union document says
Around 1,400 Air Berlin employees will soon be out of a job, some as early as the end of October, according to a report presented to staff by unions.
Air Berlin may also soon stop flying, the document says, with only its subsidiary Niki continuing to operate. Air Berlin has 8,600 employees in total, including part-time workers.
Many of the job cuts outlined in the paper would hit ground and administration staff, whose contracts could end by the end of this month or in February 2018.
Since the German carrier launched bankruptcy proceedings in August, Lufthansa has emerged as the leading bidder for its assets, including valuable airport slots.
Lufthansa says that up to 3,000 people could be hired for the expansion of Eurowings. Negotiations with Lufthansa and another interested party, easyJet, are due to conclude on October 12.
AFP

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