It is evident that the global aviation industry is facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. However, the announcement by British Airways that they are making nearly 30% of its workforce redundant came as a huge shock given the airline claimed to be in a healthy financial position and not in need of support from the UK Government.

The SNP is clear that job cuts should not be first response to be considered and that airlines – including British Airways – should instead seek to work with the UK Government to explore other funding options to maintain the sustainability of jobs, including use of the Jobs Retention Scheme. Continue reading “BRITISH AIRWAYS JOB LOSSES”