Jul 28, 2020

British Airways strike threat over job cut plan

EPA The head of the trade union Unite has warned British Airways that it plans to move towards industrial action against the airline "With immediate effect". In April, BA's parent company warned that it could cut up to 12,000 jobs as it tried to cut costs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Unite - which represents thousands of BA employees including cabin crew, engineers and maintenance staff - has accused the airline of operating a 'fire and rehire policy'. In a letter to BA's chief executive Alex Cruz, seen by the BBC, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey accuses Mr Cruz of "Arrogance" in his dealings with the union. IAG, the owner of British Airways, said it was a matter for the airline.

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