October 29, 2020

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British Airways pilots are committed to cutting salaries and layoffs NOW

British Airways pilots are committed to cutting salaries and layoffs NOW

British Airways pilots have agreed to a temporary 20 percent cut in salaries. In addition, 270 jobs will disappear at the British airline, according to the pilot union BALPA Announced Friday.

A large majority of the pilots entitled to vote agreed to the package of emergency measures.

In addition to temporarily reducing wages by 20 percent, another 8 percent will be cut over the next two years.

Like many airlines, British Airways is severely affected by the corona crisis. For example, KLM announced on Friday to cut a total of 4,500 to 5,000 jobs.

The British company had previously announced around 12,000 to fire, including about 1,250 pilots.

British Airways has to cut staff due to wage cuts. At least 270 employees are expected to lose their jobs.