British Airways’s (BA) temporary cabin crew will all lose their jobs by the end of next month, it has emerged.
A further 140 full-time cabin crew have accepted voluntary redundancy and will leave the company at the same time.
However, this is far short of the 2,000 full-time equivalent job cuts that BA announced in June that it would cut.
BA – which lost £401m last year – said yesterday that it hoped that further voluntary schemes, including urging workers to move to part-time working, would enable it to reach its target. However, it has also warned that compulsory redundancies might be required.
The group said it had received a positive response as 800 workers volunteered to work for nothing, fuelling fears that a two-tier workforce would emerge.