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Delta To Cut 15 To 20% Of Workforce  
User currently offline242 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 498 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Just heard about this on one of the Atlanta news stations. Anyone got details?

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User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Hi:

Delta is studying the possible resolution about the workforce and cut the 20% of the routes.
But Delta doesn't say nothing yet about that.

RJ_Delta.


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

Fred Reid is the VP-Marketing at DL. In his comments to employees tonight via conference call, he mentioned that a reduction of 15 - 20% is inevitable. Leaves of absence for a period of 1 - 5 years was mentioned as a means of averting layoffs, but there was no mention of a retirement package.

Within the next few days a definitive amount will come out for each workgroup. Likely by Monday, perhaps by this weekend.

Res will probably be hardest hit percentage wise. Call volume has dropped way off, and customers are using the internet to interact with the airline at a higher rate.

Some General Offices staff members will also be sent packing.

Inflight Service, Airport Customer Service (ticket counters, ramp, DL Skycaps) will definitely be affected with smaller outstations likely to be closed.

Mechanics. Very hard to find and train A&P certified mechs. They probably will not be hit too hard, if any are let go at all.

Pilots. Likely to see furloughs of over 1,000. There are however 1,700 - 1,800 pilots that are in the reserves of the Armed Forces. If there is a total activation of reserves, it may be proportional to the cutbacks within that work group.



User currently offlineTool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

To get the story straight.......


The 15% to 20% mentioned does not involve employee contacts. It reflect the cutback on flight operations.

Happy Trails,
Bobb


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

If this happens you know the airlines are in trouble. I think it would be the first time in many years Delta has laid people off, since Leadership 7.5 I think.

>>Pilots. Likely to see furloughs of over 1,000. There are however 1,700 - 1,800 pilots that are in the reserves of the Armed Forces. If there is a total activation of reserves, it may be proportional to the cutbacks within that work group.<<

Don't forget while a reserve pilot is serving, he still has his job back home. That means at a moments notice he can fly back to Atlanta and fly for DL. It is one of the agreements between corporations and the government.

I'm not sure of the pay.



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User currently offlineB747-337M From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE!

Did you listen to Fred Reid's message? I did and I didn't hear a single reference to 15-20% layoffs. I also saw the WSB news piece and almost choked. I spent all evening tapping every source in Delta management that I knew and none of them have heard these specific numbers either.

WSB dropped the ball and interpreted Fred's words all wrong. Yes, Fred has said that a COMPLETE PLAN WILL BE IN PLACE BY NEXT WEDNESDAY, but stopped short of saying that there would be layoffs.


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Please refer to Yahoo News posting
http:biz.yahoo.com/rf/010920/n20164734_1.html


User currently offlineB747-337M From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Exusair - I did read that, and it CITES THE SAME FRED REID MESSAGE that I was referring too. Cindy Kurczewski does not make that 15-20% statement either if you take a look.

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Indeed, no specific numbers have been specified in number of people cut. Maybe because I work in International Res, but I can say that call volume has not severely dropped off here. admittedly it does come in waves, but I am still taking sales calls. I just sold a ticket ATLNAS for thanksgiving, I did book a domestic passenger traveling today. When you talk about cutting flights the immediate reductions to workforce would probably first be those who are directly involved with said flights pilots, F/As, some ramp/tkt agents, then res. As a historical note during operation 7.5(thank god I wasn't here) Res wasn't touched with job reductions. Res offices could also be consolidated. There are small sattellite offices at HSV, AGS, TPA.
We'll all know more by next wednesday.


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

My post was not intended to directly infer that a proportionate number of employees would be axed as compared to the number of flight reductions.

As mentioned by Jessman, there were a few departments that were not touched by 7.5 in terms of direct layoffs. The f/a group readily comes to mind.

Holiday traffic will be the road sign that will lead the airlines to plans for the future.

I personally don't think that DL reductions will be anything as draconian as what is going on at AA, UA, US and CO. The reason being that DL is in a favorable cash position, relative to the other carriers.

There will likely be an acceleration of the fleet rationalization. The 727 and MD-90 fleet namely, and perhaps some of the 737-200's at Express.

Invariably, layoffs are coming. DL was not specific as to how deep the cuts will go in order to get the operation lean and operating at 80-85% of current capacity.


User currently offlineColoneh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

We'll see lay-offs at DL too, because the comp. knows that CLOA's and early retirements and work hour reductions will NOT suffice. You'll see.

User currently offlineColoneh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

DL RES in ATL was offering 30/60/90 day Personal Time OFF , unpaid BEFORE the attacks on 9/11 happened.

User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Here is a list of the routes that are being cut. JFK takes a big hit (can you call it a hub now?)

'The largest transatlantic gateway in the USA, Delta’s New York Kennedy hub, will lose much of its luster with the cuts as nine transatlantic destinations are dropped: Brussels; Cairo; Dubai; Dublin; Munich; Shannon; Stockholm; Tel Aviv; and Zurich.'



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