BA job cuts

A large number of British Airways and Iberia employees may face unemployment as IAG plans large scale job cuts.

IAG, which is BA and Iberia’s parent company, has reportedly said that over 1,500 employees are in danger of losing their jobs.

This may come as no surprise after Iberia effected hundreds of employment redundancies this past year. Things look better for Iberia which, although still loss making, has halved its losses from last year, and BA has greatly reduced its losses from last year.

British Airways is to axe 400 senior cabin crew positions on long and short-haul routes.

All the redundancies would be voluntary, it reports and also that it had started a 90-day consultation process. The cuts are expected to start taking effect from March 2013.

BA said the cuts would affect senior cabin crew staff who worked exclusively on either its long or short-haul flights.

The airline currently has about 14,000 cabin crew staff in total.