Malaysia Airlines staff have 12 days to decide on job offer, says new CEO

New Malaysia Airlines CEO Christoph Mueller says today the airline’s first transaction is to offer 14,000 jobs. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) employees will be given 12 days to decide whether they want to join the new company, said the national carrier’s new CEO Christoph Mueller today.

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“June 1 is (when) new Malaysian Airlines starts trading. Its first transaction is to offer 14,000 jobs,” he said.

He said although it was a good day to send out offer letters to the 14,000 employees, it is also a sad day for 6,000 others who would lose their jobs.

“I thank the employees of MAS for their tremendous services,” he said to a room full of local media at the NewCo head office in Sepang.

Under Mueller, MAS plans to re-brand itself beginning September 1 and focus on turning the loss-making national carrier around.

He said today that another batch of intake would depend on how many of the 14,000 accepted the job offer.

“We have to indulge in a pretty harsh fitness programme and our restructuring will be based on three pillars. The main one would be to restore our revenue,” said Mueller. – June 1, 2015.

 

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