Sep 20, 2020

Labour takes aim at BA and British Gas over job cuts

British Airways and British Gas were accused by Labour on Sunday of "Picking the pockets" of their staff, as the party promised to outlaw controversial "Fire and re-hire" practices. "I say to companies like British Airways and British Gas: if you're going to use our country's name then you had better respect our country's values," she said. BA said: "From the very start of the Covid-19 crisis we publicly committed to work with the unions to mitigate job losses and we're pleased to have now reached agreements." Meanwhile British Gas owner Centrica is under pressure follow suit. Those job cuts are in addition to 12,500 lay-offs the company has made since 2015.

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