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BA chief departure ‘stern warning’ over fire and rehire

12 Oct 2020
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Alex Cruz presided over the worst attack on BA employees in the entire history of the company

GMB, the union for BA workers, has welcomed the decision from BA’s CEO to stand aside after embarking on a 'catastrophic' fire and rehire policy that has left the airline’s iconic workforce ‘demoralised’. 

Nadine Houghton, GMB national officer said: 

“BA’s CEO Alex Cruz presided over the worst attack on BA employees in the entire history of the company.  

“He leaves behind a demoralised workforce during the greatest crisis the aviation industry has ever seen. 

“Cruz is now the scapegoat for BA’s catastrophic threat of fire and rehire. His departure should be a stern warning for any other CEO believing it’s a tactic they can get away with lightly.  

“The pandemic has led employers to believe fire and rehire is now a morally sound option. It’s not.  

“The reality is it leaves behind it a wake of destruction amongst the workforce that is hard to repair.“ 

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