British Airways

United Kingdom

Layoff Date:

August 25, 2020

Laid Off Employees:


Laid Off Percent:


Source: Marketplace
British Airways — which once dubbed itself the “world’s favorite airline” — is not popular with many of its own employees right now. In common with many other carriers around the world, BA has been hit hard by the pandemic and, faced with huge losses, has decided to lay off permanently more than a quarter of its 42,000-strong workforce and cut the pay of many remaining staff members. The company says it’s had to make difficult decisions to protect as many jobs as possible. But many of the affected workers, and their labor union, describe the move as a “betrayal.”
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