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Major job cuts are on the cards at Swissport

Major job cuts are on the cards at Swissport

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Major job cuts are on the cards at Swissport

Irish workers at Swissport will not escape the impact of huge job cuts announced at the European airport handling company, it is understood.

The head of the company in Ireland has insisted that it may be able to keep Irish job losses to below the 53pc of staff expected to go in its UK operation. If replicated in Ireland this would mean more than 400 staff could ultimately face redundancy in the months to come.

The head of Swissport's Irish operation had written to assure Irish staff that a letter from the company's western European head which indicated immediate job losses did not immediately apply to the Irish operation.