Aug 1, 2020

British Airways pilots vote to accept jobs deal

AFP British Airways pilots have voted to accept a deal that will temporarily cut pay by 20% and eliminate 270 jobs, says the pilots' union Balpa. The deal prevents a controversial "Fire and rehire" scheme where staff would have been handed new contracts "On worse conditions". BA had proposed to make 12,000 staff redundant, as it struggles with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with 1,255 pilot jobs at stake. On 28 July, trade union Unite threatened industrial action against the airline "With immediate effect" over plans to hand staff their notice and then rehire them on new contracts with unfavourable terms. There is anger from staff over the way in which BA has approached job cuts, according to the BBC's business correspondent Theo Leggett.

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