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British Airways furlough deal revealed

Cabin Crew Union, Unite, has released details of the deal which will see 36,000 British Airways workers furloughed during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The agreement was largely reached in principal yesterday but a few details had to be ironed out but this has now been signed off by both sides. Under [read more]

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British Airways set to furlough 36,000 staff

British Airways (BA/BAW) is expected to furlough 80% of its workforce following days of negotiations with Unions. According to sources close to the negotiations British Airways staff, which include Cabin Crew, Ground Staff and Engineers, will be put on temporary furlough under the Government Job Retention scheme. The deal is [read more]

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Loganair converts aircraft for COVID-19 patients

Loganair (LM/LOG) has announced it is converting aircraft to carry COVID-19 patients in isolation pods. The airline is working closely with the Scottish Ambulance Service to provide air ambulance capability and the transfer of patients with COVID-19. A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (G-SGTS), which will be based at [read more]

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Airbus lobbies government to help Virgin Atlantic

Airbus has lobbied the UK Government to provide a bailout for Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) as the airline struggles to survive. Sources close to the airline have said several companies have directly contacted the Government setting out the harm it could do. Those companies are understood to also include Heathrow Airport. [read more]

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No job retention scheme for ex-Flybe employees

According to documents seen by Sky News, administrators for the collapsed regional carrier Flybe have said that there is not enough money left in the business to implement the Government-backed Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The Government backed scheme allows employers to give furlough staff and pay 80% of the wages [read more]