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 policies".
"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 commercial force"
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".