|Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 1):|
It seems they want to demonstrate to Volare -staff the way they intend to run Volare in the future....
|Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 2):|
What's going on? Professional suicide.
|Quoting Scotron11 (Reply 8):|
Government ministers have basically said that there will be no more assistance for AZ in the future, no matter what happens. Their fate is in the hands of the markets. So now it is sink or swim for them.
|Quoting Elagabal (Reply 10):|
|Quoting Rst033 (Reply 15):|
I know people who have worked at AZ. You know what they do?? They go on compensation (get hurt to miss work) for a few months (say 3-4 months) then go on vacation for a few months. Then in Italy August is vacation month so they have to have off that month too. In a nut shell they never work! Most AZ employees have it made. They are well compensated (compared to others in the same industry) and federally subsidized by the Italian Government. Why worry? Get paid too be on vacation, travel when you want and when its time to flip the bill the Italian public picks up the tab!
|Quoting BAW716 (Reply 12):|
However, for AZ to survive, it also must stand on its own. If AF/KL purchases AZ, the EU will have a cow, it is uncertain if the AZ brand will remain and a lot of Italians will be put out of work in favor of the Dutch and the French. A bad idea all around.
|Quoting Tripple7 (Reply 14):|
Summing this up. Italian firms are there for handig top management functions to political buddies. No one has any real interest in being a competitive force. They keep bailing each other out when one comes in trouble.
|Quoting LJ (Reply 18):|
Is there anyone who thinks AF/KL will envest a euro into AZ? Come on, KL knows what it's like to have an investment in AZ and surely won't be putting a single euro into the airline.
|Quoting Nycfly75 (Reply 20):|
This may seem radical, but if I were Berlusconi, I would fire every employee of Alitalia like Reagan did to the air traffic controlllers in the US and rehire non union employees who actually want a job.
|Quoting Tripple7 (Reply 14):|
Best thing to happen to AZ (however very sad for AZ employees) is to let it go belly up and start-up a privatized new Italian flag carrier from the ashes. Sad but true. The current situation of AZ has no long term viability.
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