British Airways ‘to suspend tens of thousands of employees’

Ali Corbett

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

The airline has been negotiating with the Unite union for extra than a week amid vacation constraints, the BBC claimed. 

An arrangement, which has however to be entirely signed off, will see up to 80pc of engineers, head office environment, cabin crew and ground staff members furloughed. No staff are anticipated to be built redundant.

British Airways stopped all flights out of Gatwick Airport on Wednesday, getting the most up-to-date carrier to prevent serving the UK’s next-busiest airport owing to collapsing desire.

It is no extended traveling from London’s City airport.

Furloughed British Airways staff members will obtain the government’s relief fund of 80pc of their wage, capped at a optimum of £2,500 a thirty day period. Unite experienced reportedly been pushing for staff members to be paid out extra. 

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