BA denies it is searching for new chairman

Airways denies it has bought in headhunters to look for a new chairman.

a statement to the London Stock Exchange the company responded to press
speculation that it is under pressure to replace Lord Marshall.

statement reads: "We are fully aware of our corporate governance
responsibilities as they relate to succession to the chairmanship and have the
necessary procedures in place for an orderly changeover, at the appropriate

that headhunters have been – or are about to be – appointed, are entirely

the GMB union says it is "outraged" by British Airways’ announcement
that it is to cut 5,800 jobs.

Black, National Officer at the GMB said: "Workers at British Airways have
made massive sacrifices to support the company in the wake of the tragedy of 11
September and this is how they have been repaid.

can the company possibly justify job losses on this scale? BA workers attempted
to support the company and the result was a stab in the back."

By Quentin Reade

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