Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

690 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date


Alitalia, the Italian airline company, is to cut 690 jobs. In particular, the job-cuts should affect the cabin crew staff (300), the ground crew staff (300) and the maintenance staff (90).

The company has announced the plan in an effort to cope with the negative implications of the economic crisis.

The company envisages the recourse to the Wage Guarantee Fund schemes for the redundant workers. Trade unions have disagreed with the company’s decision, announcing protest actions.

At the end of October, the company decided to suspend the lay-offs and to start some meetings with the trade unions, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Labour, in order to find alternative measures to job-cuts.

Alitalia has around 14,300 employees.

Updated, 22/10/2012: As announced the redundancy plan is suspended. 


  • 22 October 2012: La Repubblica
  • 17 October 2012: Il corriere della sera


Eurofound (2012), Alitalia, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 74344, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74344.