Nearly 12,000 employees of British Airways could lose their jobs in a proposed restructuring policy at the UK carrier amid the baleful impact of the coronavirus crisis on the global aviation industry. The civil aviation industry as a whole has impacted the worst in COVID-19 crisis. Experts are even considering the air travel will take another 12 months, after the global lockdown is over, to come back to normal.
British Airways has formally notified its trade unions about a proposed restructuring and redundancy programme, the BBC reported.
“The proposals remain subject to consultation but it is likely that they will affect most of British Airways’ employees and may result in the redundancy of up to 12,000 of them,” the airline’s parent company IAG said in a statement.