British Airways May Lay Off Gatwick Workers

The Independent is reporting that hundreds of British Airways workers at Gatwick Airport will either lose their jobs or be transferred to another company under cost-saving plans unveiled by the airline today.

The carrier said 400 ramp workers, including baggage handlers, will see their jobs outsourced, while 170 customer service staff and management support employees will be laid off under the proposals.

In a statement, the airline said that they would try to minimize the impact on the customer service teams, "but it is likely there may be some staff reductions in this area and among the management team and support structure."


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