British Airways ‘to suspend tens of thousands of employees’

Elvera Bartels

British Airways will suspend 36,000 personnel as the coronavirus pandemic grounds most of its flights, it is anticipated to announce.

The airline has been negotiating with the Unite union for additional than a 7 days amid vacation constraints, the BBC documented. 

An settlement, which has but to be fully signed off, will see up to 80pc of engineers, head place of work, cabin crew and floor staff members furloughed. No staff are anticipated to be made redundant.

British Airways stopped all flights out of Gatwick Airport on Wednesday, starting to be the most recent carrier to cease serving the UK’s second-busiest airport owing to collapsing need.

It is no for a longer time flying from London’s Metropolis airport.

Furloughed British Airways staff members will receive the government’s reduction fund of 80pc of their income, capped at a greatest of £2,five hundred a month. Unite had reportedly been pushing for staff

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