British Airways (BA), owned by parent International Airlines Group (IAG), has formally notified its unions of a proposed restructuring and redundancy programme, which could result in the redundancy of 12,000 workers. BA has placed 22,626 employees on furlough in April taking advantage of the UK’s COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme, but states that since it expects the recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations to take several years, further restructuring is necessary. In a letter to staff, Alex Cruz, BA chairman and CEO, said that the airline was taking “every possible action to conserve cash” to help

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