More than 10,000 British Airways staff are to be made redundant, with 6,000 being voluntary and 4,000 are compulsory, the trade union Unite confirmed.
Those to lose their jobs are Cabin Crew, engineers and airport staff are among those being made redundant.
Howard Beckett, assistant general secretary at Unite blamed British Airways of “naked company greed.”
Beckett said, “This is a very bleak day for the incredible BA workforce and will go down in the history of the airline as the day that it put the interests of the boardroom ahead of its passengers and workforce.”
A British Airways spokesperson said, “Our half-year results, published last week, clearly show the enormous financial impact of Covid-19 on our business.
“We are having to make difficult decisions and take every possible action now to protect as many jobs as possible.
“And, while we never could have anticipated being in a position of making redundancies, more than 6,000 of our colleagues have now indicated that they wish to take voluntary redundancy from BA.”