Dubai’s Emirates Group, the state-owned multinational company, 2018, had been expecting a “measurable slowdown” in its businesses because of a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak, while the aviation industry giant had also asked thousands of its employees to take paid and unpaid leaves, an internal document seen by a press agency reporter had unveiled on Sunday, the 1st of March 2020.
As a matter of fact, the Emirates Group, a Dubai’s state-backed entity that owned the Emirates airline, had been employing more than 100,000 people across the globe including 4,000 pilots and 21,000 cabin crews as March 31st, 2019.
Besides, according to the e-mailed document sent to the staffs of Dubai’s Emirates Group seen by a press agency reporter on Sunday (March 1st), dubbing the virus as SARS CoV-2, the document said, “A particular challenge for us right now is dealing with the impact of the COVID-19.
We’ve seen a measurable slowdown in business across our brands, and a need for flexibility in the way we work. ” Meanwhile, the emailed document had also added that the aviation industry Goliath had also put a number of its non-operational roles on unpaid leaves adding the company was considering a paid leave to some of its operational staffs.
Besides, the email had also urged its staffs who had stocked “a significant balance of annual leave” to take a paid leave.