The global COVID-19 pandemic has hit the aviation industry in an unprecedented way, causing low travel demand and consequently rendering many aviation professionals redundant.
As a result, many Brussels Airlines employees (as in most other global airlines) are still temporarily unemployed and will continue to be for a long time, as the recovery of the sector is not expected soon.
However, in a show of commitment and concern, Brussels Airlines has taken a kind responsibility towards its staff and towards society in terms of reducing unemployment.
The airline has entered into a partnership with Randstad to help employees who want to go back to work find a temporary job until they can resume their tasks at Brussels Airlines.
Under the partnership, Randstad will professionally guide redundant Brussels Airlines staff towards securing temporary jobs in other industries.
The temporary employment that Randstad has on offer includes jobs in industries like retail, telecom, food and logistics sectors.
The RVA/ONEM benefit for temporary unemployment is replaced by a salary from the new employer. However, Brussels Airlines has decided to continue to pay out the company premium that it applies since March.
A 2-week pilot project has started to recruit the cabin and cockpit crew community. In a second phase, as of 15 October, the system will be rolled out to the entire Brussels Airlines community.