Emirates airlines faces series of cabin crew resignation following pilots resignation.
The airline is said to be struggling to fully staff some flights including A380s and Boing 777s after several resigned and some call in sick at the last minute.
According to Reuters, “seven Emirates employees said the airline was operating flights with fewer cabin crew than usual and increasingly reassigning flight attendants to other routes at the last minute to enable them to operate.”
However, the airline denies the claim, but actively started recruitment drive in order to fill in the mass resignation.
Last month Emirates said, it would cut back flight frequencies following reported pilots shortage and began parking 46 jets.
Emirates group, which employs about 25,000 cabin crew staff from around the world said “significant increase in on-the-day sicknesses reports” due to a change in the way sick leave is reported was impacting “crew rostering and operations” in an internal email on 8 April, seen by Reuters.
According to some staff, the airline has asked pilots and cabin crew to work extra hours to mitigate staff shortages. The airline also started providing staff with full medical coverage and is reviewing calls for pay increases in a bid to keep the staff from resigning.