"There was an air of resignation coupled with wait-and-see among staff. The receivers explained the current situation and what options, including a relaunch of the airline, were a possibility. We will now just have to wait”, Mr Coenen explained.
After the meeting the staff were allowed to return home. The unions will help their members draft debt repayment demand for the wages, holiday pay etc. they are owed. The staff had been paid up to the end of May but are still owed wages for the first three weeks of June and have yet to receive their holiday pay.
The man that originally set up VLM Freddy Van Gaever’s idea of joining forces with the Antwerp company The Aviation Factory to re-launch the airline was reportedly not discussed at the meeting.