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EasyJet ‘using sickness records to decide job cuts’

Image copyright PA Media EasyJet has been accused of intending to use pilots’ sickness records when drawing up plans for over 700 job cuts. The Balpa pilots’ union said it was “unnecessary and wrong”, claiming the airline was risking safety because unwell staff would report for work. EasyJet said general absenteeism could form part of its assessment, but denied sickness… Read more →

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Burger King boss warns of UK job cuts

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Burger King UK has warned that economic damage triggered by the coronavirus pandemic may push the fast food chain to permanently shut up to 10% of its restaurants. Those closures could lead to more than 1,600 lost jobs, Alasdair Murdoch said. Government schemes to help the restaurant industry do not do enough to… Read more →

Levi’s cuts 700 jobs due to falling sales

Image copyright Getty Images US blue jeans brand Levi Strauss is cutting 700 jobs, or about 15% of its corporate staff, as it grapples with the downturn caused by the pandemic. The firm, hit by a 62% fall in sales in its most recent quarter, said the reductions were necessary “given the uncertainties” of the virus impact. However, Levi’s said… Read more →

HSBC to press on with 35,000 job cuts

Image copyright Getty Images HSBC, the UK’s largest bank, is to resume its plans to cut 35,000 jobs. New chief executive Noel Quinn gave the news to his 235,000 staff around the globe in a memo seen by the BBC and confirmed as authentic by the bank. The lender had originally announced the plan in February, but put it on… Read more →

Coronavirus pandemic: Bombardier cuts 600 jobs in Northern Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The global aerospace sector is reeling from the impact of coronavirus Bombardier Aerospace is cutting 600 jobs at its Northern Ireland operations. It said the move was in response to “extraordinary industry interruptions and challenges” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The cuts are on top of the 2,500 redundancies across the Canadian firm’s global operations… Read more →