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Coronavirus: British Airways sacks 350 pilots
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Coronavirus: British Airways sacks 350 pilots

    British Airways (IAG.L) has sacked 350 pilots and placed 300 others in a “pool” for re-hire “when needed.” The Sun on Sunday reported the deal, which BA came to with pilot union Balpa, is still waiting to be finalised but is a “relief” for the airline, after fears of strikes. “Constructive talks are ongoing with Balpa to save as many jobs as possible,” British Airways told Yahoo Finance UK. This comes shortly after BA announced plans to cut 12,000 jobs and implement pay cuts for 36,000, after experiencing its steepest ever downturn in 2020 as a result of COVID-19. Planes were grounded in March by lockdown measures in an attempt to curb the pandemic. Balpa succeeded in preventing BA from implementing a “last in, first out” policy that would mean workers hired most...