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JAL to give employees up to $1,400 in pandemic pay

Company thanks staff for keeping flights going while cutting executive bonuses

The company wants to raise employee morale, given that many staff are working in a risky environment.

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines will give its front-line employees up to 150,000 yen ($1,400) in extra pay as a token of gratitude for maintaining flights despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The company feels it needs to raise employee morale, given that some staff are putting themselves at risk of infection.

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