36,000 employees likely to be suspended from British Airways

36,000 employees likely to be suspended from British Airways

Brits Airways, which shut down most of its flights due to the Corona virus, is likely to suspend 36,000 employees.

The British Broadcasting BBC reports that British Airways has been in talks with the United Nations for about a week.

Both sides have discussed a broad agreement, but a few things have to be finalized.

The deal will suspend 80% of British Airlines' cabin staff, ground staff, engineers and headquarters staff.

The decision will affect all staff at Gatwick and London City Airport after airlines shut down operations until the crisis ends.

It is hoped that the victims will receive some of their dues under the government's Corona virus employment retention scheme.

Up to 80% of the salaries of up to two and a half thousand pounds will be paid to the scheme.

Aviation sector analyst Jon Strickland said the "tough negotiations" between British Airlines and the Allied Union meant that it would take time for them to reach an agreement.

He said that 'half the pay for the pilots had already been reached, which indicated how sensitive the matter would be.'

It is to be noted that British airlines have already contracted with their pilots who will be able to deduct up to 50% of their salary for two months.

The potential decision of the airlines reflects how badly the aviation industry in the UK has been affected by travel restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.

It is thought that 29,865 Corona virus cases have been reported so far in the UK, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, of which 2,357 people have been killed.

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