Kenya Airways has sacked 38 staff members in its second phase of the restructuring programme.
The national carrier’s turn-around strategy dubbed Operation Pride, seeks to cut costs and return the airline to profitability.
“After implementation of Phase 1 of the restructuring process, we continued looking for opportunities for productivity and efficiency gains as well as up-skilling within the business. After a lot of consultation, the next phase of the process is now ready to be rolled out. There is never a perfect timing for such actions, and we will ensure that the process is handled within the values of our airline,” chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze said in a statement on Tuesday.
The first phase was implemented in July last year in which 80 staff members were affected.
He said the move followed a lot of consultation and is in full compliance with labour laws, Collective Bargaining Agreements and individual staff members’ contracts.