British Airways will suspend over 35,000 of its employees

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The lockdowns and stay-at-home orders as measures to slow the spread of the virus has greatly affected the aviation sector.

Amid the worsening coronavirus crisis, the airline industry has taken a hard blow with a drastic decrease in passenger travel.

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In order to deal with the significant loss, an agreement has been concluded between the flagship U.K. and trade union Unite in which 80% of its cabin crew, engineers, ground staff and head office employees will be suspended.

Thus, British Airways has taken the initiative to suspend 36,000 jobs. However, a final decision has not yet been announced.

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The pandemic has caused major airlines to reduce their operations by up to 90 %, as reported by CNBC.

It is inevitable that without some financial support, thousands of staff are at risk of losing their jobs. As a reminder, last year, the global air transport sector supported some 65 million jobs.