The ministry had asked for the procedure to be stopped. The workers in the garrison: “We cannot accept that this prestigious company is buried alive”. The liquidators: “We want to take all possible income support measures.”
At the daily presence of pilots, flight attendants and mechanics in front of the Olbia offices, the news arrives via chat. And it has more devastating effects than lightning strikes a plane in flight. There are those who cry, those who call for more decisive interventions from the institutions and those who are ready to organize demonstrations. “We cannot accept that our company is buried alive – shouts one of the technicians from the hangar – We are talking about a company with a prestigious history and also a possible future. The aviation sector is growing, we cannot close everything just because wrong business choices have been made in recent years ».
Ministry and Regions still attempt mediation with shareholders. With two slightly different objectives, but both incompatible with the decision announced today to start the dismissal letters of all workers within a few hours, divided equally between the Olbia office and the Malpensa base. The Sardinian governor Christian Solinas, who has already started contacts with Qatar Airways and convened a meeting with the shareholders for the next few days, aims at a recapitalization of the company with the intervention of the regional financial company. The ministry hypothesizes at least one procedure other than the performing procedure decided at the summit on Tuesday afternoon. The easiest solution, they say from Rome, would be that of an arrangement with creditors that would make it possible to lengthen the agony a little, perhaps to find a solution to financial troubles, and to ensure social safety nets for workers. “If the procedure starts as it was announced this morning – the unionists who try to restore calm between flight attendants and pilots say – for those who lose their jobs there will be only unemployment compensation, without the classic social safety nets. This would be a second blow: this is why we ask the institutions to stop the liquidators’ initiatives ».
A few hours after the conference this morning, the liquidators try to restore some calm. And through a note they explain in other words the intentions: “We confirm the intention to adopt all possible income support measures, compatible by law with the liquidation procedure itself. All the possibilities of transferring company branches will be considered, including the possible maintenance of all or part of the jobs “.