British Airways is the only company proposing to fire all its 42,000 staff and re-hire on drastically slashed pay and conditions.
There is a huge groundswell of public and political opinion – from journalists, celebrities, prominent politicians and the general public that BA must step back from the edge and stop the betrayal of BA staff. #BAbetrayal
We’ve been busy: MPs have been writing to tell PM Boris Johnson exactly what BA is doing. We’ve written to MPs, rebutting key assertions made by Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, the owners of BA. We’ve objected to the European Commission over IAG’s proposed takeover of Air Europa . And a legal objection has gone through IAG’s European Works Council.
“ BA has paid out billions to shareholders and is taking taxpayers’ money. If the proposals were about dealing with the Covid crisis, why are the company threatening to terminate contracts, including eliminating disciplinary procedures? This will not help the company get through Covid-19. This is nothing more than a cynical act of corporate greed and a betrayal of the BA workforce and Britain.”Len McCluskey, General Secretary, Unite the union