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British Airways: Long-serving cabin crew face 20% pay cut

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways has told its longest-serving cabin crew they face a 20% cut in basic pay or they will lose their jobs. The move is the airline’s latest offer in ongoing consultations with Heathrow-based staff. In an email sent last night, British Airways said the aviation industry would look “very different” after the coronavirus pandemic. Under… Read more →

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British Gas owner plans to launch cheaper energy rival

Image copyright Broitish Gas x The UK’s biggest household energy supplier, British Gas, will soon face competition from a new, cheaper supplier from its own stable. Parent Centrica has been trialling a digital-only “challenger” brand under the name British Gas X amid the highly competitive world of energy supply. The company has been shedding customers and this month said it… Read more →

Coronavirus: New rules to protect British firms amid virus

Image copyright Getty Images The government will introduce new measures on Monday to protect businesses critical to public health from foreign takeovers. Changes to legislation would give ministers extra powers to protect those needed to help in future pandemics, who might be struggling now. The new powers will cover firms such as pharmaceutical companies. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: “The… Read more →

British Airways’ treatment of staff ‘a disgrace’, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most BA aircraft have been grounded since the lockdown British Airways’ treatment of staff during the coronavirus crisis “is a national disgrace”, MPs have claimed. A Transport Select Committee report accuses the airline of a “calculated attempt to take advantage” of the pandemic by cutting thousands of jobs and downgrading terms and conditions. BA… Read more →

Coronavirus: British Airways owner hopes to revive flights in July

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways owner IAG has said it is planning for a “meaningful return” of flights in July at the earliest if lockdown measures are relaxed. However, IAG – which also owns Iberia and Aer Lingus – said these plans were “highly uncertain”, and were subject to various travel restrictions. IAG said it did not expect passenger… Read more →