Paavo Nogene (Tallink Grupp's CEO) said on Saturday, May 9, the company had made a decision it would not be able to run two ferries on the route during summer 2020. He added that Tallink had informed the governments of both countries that for the first month it would sell tickets for half of the ferry capacity. Depending on how the market develops, Tallink would start considering the re-employment of people who had been fired.
In mid-April 2020, the Tallink Grupp subsidiary Tallink Latvija had notified the Latvian Employment Agency and the group's Latvian crew and shore personnel that it was commencing a collective redundancy process involving nearly 550 Latvian employees.
The process involves both crews of TALLINK's Latvia-flagged cruise ships Isabelle and Romantika along with the TALLINK-SILJA's Latvian shore personnel, but most positions considered for redundancy were those of the shipboard service personnel.
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