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Coronavirus: British Airways likely to suspend 36,000 employees

BA on Tuesday said it was temporarily suspending flights from Gatwick Airport in southern England, Britain's second busiest airport, due to coronavirus

twitter-logoReuters | April 2, 2020 | Updated 07:55 IST
Coronavirus: British Airways likely to suspend 36,000 employees

IAG-owned British Airways (ICAG.L) is expected to announce suspension of about 36,000 of its employees, BBC News reported on Wednesday.

The airline has reached a broad deal with Unite union that will include suspension of jobs of 80% of BA's cabin crew, ground staff, engineers and those working at head office, the news agency reported, adding that no staff were expected to be made redundant.

BA on Tuesday said it was temporarily suspending flights from Gatwick Airport in southern England, Britain's second busiest airport, due to the coronavirus.

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