In a message to employees and reported by Lusa, Ourmières-Widener
highlighted "a set of new measures, which will involve investment of €48
million of remuneration to workers to alleviate the wage cuts made".
Simultaneously, the carrier will launch "initiatives
such as increasing investment by €1 million in training, modernising labour
relations, an internal mobility programme and updating human resources
"We are currently working on solutions that allow us to
reward workers for all the efforts they have made and that also allow to
mitigate the impact of rising inflation and that will be shared first hand with
worker representatives in due course", highlighted the CEO of TAP.
The CEO said that "like other airlines, TAP could have
disappeared in 2021, but the Portuguese State did not want this and a
restructuring plan was agreed, validated by Brussels".
Christine Ourmières-Widener later indicated that, "in
this very complex context and based on the data already collected", TAP
can say, despite only presenting the results in March, that "last year it
had one of the highest revenues in its history, after having already recorded
its best quarterly result ever in the third quarter of the year".
The CEO of TAP defended that these results are the
reflection not only of "greater market demand", but also of a
"set of measures taken throughout this first year" of the plan,
including "the optimisation of revenues per flight, of schedules and
frequencies, the new dynamic billing model and the entire reorganisation of the
The CEO recognises the "effort" asked of workers
with the reduction of the wage bill and guaranteed that more than 150 million
euros have already been saved in renegotiations of contracts with third
parties, also ensuring that "various problems" were solved, such as
that of ME Brasil, which has been "inoperative" since May last year,
"expected to end definitively in 2024".