British Airways has struck a deal with its unions to suspend more than 30,000 cabin crew and ground staff in one of the airline industry's most dramatic moves yet to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
With global travel in turmoil as the virus takes hold around the world, BA's owner, IAG, said it would also cut capacity by 90 per cent in April and May, and scrap its dividend, in a desperate bid to survive the worst crisis in its history.
It comes after union chiefs announced that BA will furlough a large majority of its workforce on 80 per cent pay.
The airline will introduce its own modified version of the government's job retention scheme, according to the Unite union.
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