6,000 leave; 6,000 more to be axed

British Airways (BA) reported that by August 7, 2020, greater than 6,000 workers took voluntary redundancy which signifies that the corporate reached a midway mark via its deliberate furloughs.

Again in April 2020, British Airways introduced that 12,000 of its workers will lose their jobs. In flip, the airline provided voluntary redundancy packages to extra senior workers, which greater than 6,000 of the service’s employees took up as of August 7, 2020.

British Airways is ready to ship letters to the rest of the staff informing them of their destiny within the firm. What number of will lose their jobs or shall be required to make modifications to their employment contracts is unsure. 

When BA introduced its downsizing operation, quite a lot of controversies rose round how the corporate dealt with the state of affairs. Many pilots had accused the airline of taking it too far in utilizing the worldwide pandemic as an excuse to chop bills by lowering salaries. In flip, the British Airline Pilots Affiliation (BALPA), efficiently negotiated with BA for 1,200 pilots to maintain their jobs after 4,300 of their colleagues’ accepted pay cuts.

Allegedly, some pay cuts have been as a lot as 70% and now quite a lot of workers in BA are awaiting information about their jobs. The letters despatched on Friday, August 7, 2020, shall be acquired by cabin crew, engineers and airport employees.


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