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British Airways Chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz, to be questioned by Transport Committee

4 August 2020

The Chairman and CEO of British Airways, Alex Cruz, will appear at the Transport Committee on Wednesday 16 September at 9.30am. The session will be an opportunity for the Committee to receive an update on the current challenges facing the aviation sector and British Airways' staffing plans.

The committee's June 2020 report, The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector, explored the gravity of the crisis facing the aviation sector.  

Among recommendations on quarantines and the Government's recovery strategy, MPs condemned the behaviour of British Airways and its parent company towards its employees. 

The report acknowledged that some job losses would be unavoidable but urged UK-based airlines and other aviation employers not to proceed hastily with large scale redundancies and restructuring to employees' terms and conditions until the Job Retention Scheme ends in October 2020 and they have the opportunity to consider Government plans to help the sector restart and recover.

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