BA warned over cost-cutting measures

Unions have warned British Airways (BA) that the airline’s cost-cutting
measures must not include compulsory redundancies, and should recognise the
value added by staff, who have delivered around £700m in savings since 2001.

BA said it would cut costs by £300m over the next two years, with an
expected loss of a further 4,000 jobs over the next 12 months.

This will amount to cost cuts of 30 per cent at the airline’s head office
and 15 per cent in operational areas.

Brendan Gold, the T&G union’s national secretary for civil aviation,
warned that the price of members’ co-operation would be no compulsory
redundancies.

The T&G union has 30,000 members at BA.

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