British Airways could face fresh strike action over its plans to reduce its workforce by up to a quarter owing to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey has written to BA chief executive Alex Cruz, railing against what he branded the airline’s "fire and rehire" plans.
In late-April, BA parent IAG announced plans to cut up to 12,000 roles as part of a "restructuring and redundancy" programme, weeks after coming to terms with Unite over a bespoke furlough arrangement for tens of thousands of BA staff.
Unite and BA have been locked in talks for several weeks, with Unite claiming staff have been told they face being handed their notice and having to reapply for their old role, or a similar role, on new terms – and at a lower rate of pay.
BA reportedly started serving notice to some employees on this basis earlier this month.