Job losses at Blackpool Airport


Staff at Blackpool Airport fear for their jobs as bosses take action to cope with the effects of the global
credit crunch, the Gazette reports. Temporary staff will not have their contracts
renewed and many full-time workers are to be asked to re-apply for roles in other
departments at the airport.

Around 100 employees working in security, baggage handling and passenger check-in
are believed to be affected by the changes, which airport bosses described as
essential ‘streamlining’.
Bosses at the airport are said to be confident they can avoid redundancies, although
they admit staff will have to be ‘flexible’ in taking on new roles.

A consultation process is now under way at the airport, which employees around
200 staff. Flights would not be affected by any changes.