'2,250 Alitalia job cuts to become competitive' - update

Unions worried but aware deal is 'only chance' says Del Torchio

(ANSA) - Rome, June 12 - The 2,250 Alitalia job cuts laid down by a deal with Etihad Airlines are a "necessary condition for the airline to become efficient and competitive," CEO Gabriele Del Torchio said after meeting hostile unions Thursday.
    Del Torchio said the unions were "worried about what is going to happen but they also realise that an alliance with Etihad is the only chance (for Alitalia's survival)".
   

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