9 May 2011

11 people lose jobs at Samoa airport when ground handling contract goes

3:08 pm on 9 May 2011

Eleven staff at Polynesian Airlines have been made redundant as a result of a loss of ground handling work at Samoa's Faleolo International Airport.

Chief executive, Taua Fatu Tielu, says 20 staff have been affected by the loss of the work, but some had resigned ahead of the redundancies and others have got work in other jobs at the airport.

Polynesian Blue had cited safety concerns and gave the baggage handling work to a new company, Oceania Aviation Services.

Taua has dismissed the safety concerns as unfounded.