Jet2 denies ‘Lazy Brits’ comments attributed to CEO Steve Heapy

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The vacation firm and airline Jet2 has denied that its boss Steve Heapy blamed the current journey disruption on “lazy Brits who reside off advantages and sit on their arses” at yesterday’s assembly of aviation leaders.

The Solar this morning reported that the feedback had been made at yesterday’s assembly between Division for Transport ministers and airways bosses to attempt to resolve the chaos seen at UK airports in the course of the previous month. It stated the feedback had been “rumoured” to have been made by the Jet2 CEO.

Nonetheless, Jet2 says these are “categorically not” the views of both Heapy or the broader firm.

The corporate additionally emphasised its file of zero cancellations in the course of the previous few weeks, attributing its success to a “proactive recruitment technique”.

A Jet2.com and Jet2holidays spokesperson stated: “As a UK airline and tour operator that has, not like others, not made any cancellations due to our proactive recruitment technique, we’re extraordinarily happy with our hardworking British colleagues who proceed to ship award-winning customer support for UK prospects daily.

“Throughout a gathering with authorities and trade on Friday, Mr Heapy expressed his frustrations with the present employment market – as Brexit has taken a whole bunch of 1000’s, if not hundreds of thousands, of individuals out of the job market and that’s having an affect on many industries, together with ours. To make clear, the opposite stories being circulated are categorically not the views of Mr Heapy or our proudly UK-based firm.”

The identical report advised that airline leaders had stated that potential British staff didn’t present as much as job interviews or take the method severely.

Some airline bosses on the assembly are understood to have requested for powers to rent employees, visa-free, from European international locations – a request which transport secretary Grant Shapps rejected.

The Division for Transport and the aviation trade have arrange a bunch to debate mitigating journey points forward of the summer season holidays.

Privately, bosses have questioned why some – together with cooks and ballet dancers – are entitled to a talented employee visa, whereas aviation staff will not be.

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