British Airways Sacks 350 Pilots And Puts 300 In Pool For Rehire

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British Airways is owned by Worldwide Consolidated Airways Group (Representational)

British Airways, which has mentioned it wants to chop 12,000 jobs and proposed pay cuts for cabin crew, has reached a cope with its pilots that may see 350 laid off and one other 300 put in a ‘pool’ for rehiring when wanted, The Solar on Sunday reported

Captains and first officers positioned within the pool don’t at the moment have an plane to function and can stay on half-pay, the report mentioned, whereas all different working flight crew will take a 15% pay lower.

As soon as ‘pooled’ pilots return, working flight crew members will get 7.5% of their deducted pay again, whereas the remainder of the pay lower will probably be misplaced, the report added.

The vast majority of pilots being ‘pooled’ will probably be Boeing 747 jumbo jet first officers.

British Airways, owned by Worldwide Consolidated Airways Group, which additionally owns Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling, mentioned in an emailed assertion that “constructive talks are ongoing with (UK pilots union) BALPA to save lots of as many roles as doable.”

BALPA didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Reuters reported final week that British Airways has made a proposal to its cabin crew on pay cuts. The airline plans to put off 1 / 4 of its pilots.

Planes had been grounded in March by lockdowns to curb the coronavirus pandemic, tipping the business into disaster.

(Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Catherine Evans)

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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