Foreign airline set to fire at least 2,700 workers including pilots


BRASILIA: LATAM Airlines is poised to fire at least 2,700 workers in Brazil, including pilots, starting with a voluntary redundancy process slated to commence next week, O Globo and O Estado de S. Paulo newspapers reported on Saturday. The layoffs are the latest in efforts to downsize Latin America’s largest airline, and follow failure of the company and its Brazil unions to reach agreement on a temporary reduction in hours and wages.