Air New Zealand to make more than 1300 cabin crew redundant - union

The union representing many Air New Zealand workers say employees have been left "devastated" after it says 1300 redundancies were confirmed.

A file image of Air New Zealand aircraft on the tarmac at Auckland Airport. Source: Luke Appleby/1 News

E tū said a total of 950 jobs would be lost on long and mid-haul flight crews, out of a total of 1600 positions.

For domestic crew, 300 would be made redundant, and 97 jobs would go from Air Nelson and Mt Cook Airline.

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An unidentified cabin crew member told E tū they were "absolutely devastated".

"Air New Zealand values its staff less than its profit and shareholders, which so sad to see unfold.

"The company's process has been rushed, overbearing, heavy-handed, and uncompromising.

"I don't believe the feedback in the consultation process was ever truly evaluated or applied."

Air New Zealand said the process was "still ongoing".

"This is a very difficult time for many of our staff and we’re unable to provide further comment at this time."

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On Monday, E tū revealed the company's plans to cut almost 300 jobs from its engineering and maintenance crews, with the union suggesting that it return jobs sent overseas to Singapore to New Zealand.

Air New Zealand did confirm on Monday that "there are no plans to bring engineering work which was sent offshore in June 2015 back to New Zealand."