British Airways has threatened to fire all its 4,300 pilots if they don’t agree to new terms, the BALPA union said.
British Airways is negotiating a planned reduction of 1,130 roles represented by Balpa, and has sought to eliminate an additional 125 positions, the union said.
“This has seriously undermined our talks, which now hang by a thread,” Union boss Brian Strutton, said in an email. “It calls into question whether BA is even capable of conducting industrial relations properly and whether anything they say can be trusted.”
Strutton said he was “appalled at the cavalier attitude” shown by the company.
BA’s parent company is considering a legal action against the government to block the 14-day quarantine rule, claiming it’ll “close down Britain”.