British Airways and unions resume cost-cutting talks

Cost-saving discussions involving redundancies and a pay freeze are set to resume today between British Airways (BA) and the Unite and GMB unions.

According to the BBC website, the airline is keen for staff to accept a two-year pay freeze and is looking for 3,000 redundancies among crew and administrative staff.

However, the Unite and GMB unions have said they are seeking “a mutually acceptable way forward which protects the long-term interests of our members, loyal BA customers, investors and the company”, and said asking staff to work for nothing was “unrealistic”.

Already, 4,000 employees at BA are taking unpaid leave, 1,400 have volunteered to work part-time, and a further 740 overseas workers have also agreed to the cost-cutting measures.

The Telegraph

Comments are closed.