Up to 40 former Air New Zealand workers made redundant during Covid are yet to be hired back despite the airline cutting its flight schedule due to staffing issues.
The national carrier's had its highest rates of crew sickness in more than a decade leading to fight cancellations.
It is cutting back its domestic and international schedules to 90 percent of pre-Covid capacity for the next six months - including the busy summer holiday period, to ensure it has backup crew to step in.
The changes mean disruptions for about 100,000 people. During Covid Air NZ shed about 4500 workers.
Union E Tū says some of them are keen to fill the gaps. Its head of aviation Savage joins Lisa Owen.
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