MAG to offer colleagues from the EU financial assistance to acquire “settled status” in the UK
- Valued colleagues will be funded in any application they make to remain the country.
- Support designed to give reassurance to EU nationals as Brexit approaches.
MAG, which operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports and employs over 6,000 people in the UK, is to offer to fund its employees’ applications to acquired “settled status” after Brexit.
The airport group, which currently employs over 400 people born in EU countries, will cover the cost of the £65 application, in a move designed to give reassurance and comfort to valued colleagues, who currently play vital roles in helping passengers travel through MAG’s airports.
We know how important it is for all our MAG colleagues to have reassurance and certainty
MAG welcomes over 60 million passengers a year to its airports and EU born colleagues currently play a variety of key roles across the company, including in aviation security, passenger assistance, retail as well as head office based roles.
Its airports also play a key role in facilitating passenger connections and business links between the UK and EU, as well as operating the two largest airports for cargo aircraft in the UK.
Tim Hawkins, Chief Strategy Officer at MAG, said: “We know how important it is for all our MAG colleagues - at London Stansted, Manchester and East Midlands - to have reassurance and certainty that they will be able to continue to live in the UK and work at the airport when the UK leaves the EU.
“We are therefore committing to support MAG colleagues from other EU countries by offering to pay any application fees that they incur as they apply for settled status in the UK.”