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‘I just feel heartbroken’: Sacked staff from collapsed airline Bonza chase their entitlements

Angry former Bonza employees have vented their fury after airline staff were sacked in an online meeting after two months without pay. 

Bonza collapsed into voluntary administration on April 30 after its aircraft were suddenly repossessed and flights were suspended. 

Employees were summoned to an online meeting at 10am on Tuesday. 

Company administrators told the 323 employees their jobs were terminated immediately. 

All future flights have been cancelled, leaving thousands of customers out of pocket.

Bonza staff have not been paid since the airline went into administration two months ago.(ABC Sunshine Coast: Owen Jacques)

Administrators Hall Chadwick set a deadline of last Friday for potential buyers to submit offers to buy the airline. 

No offers were received, but Hall Chadwick says it is still possible a suitor could emerge.

About 200 staff joined the online meeting, which included a weary-looking former CEO Tim Jordan.

Mr Jordan did not say anything — he has told staff privately he has been gagged.

Several employees vented when the meeting started 15 minutes late, with one saying it was “very disrespectful” to keep hundreds of staff waiting.

Staff angry at ‘horrendous communication’

Dozens of employees asked questions about their entitlements and why the process had taken so long.

One asked why Hall Chadwick was still entertaining hopes of receiving an offer when they had previously given interested parties multiple “final” deadlines. 

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