BA claims that nearly 7,000 staff have applied for voluntary pay cuts in the airline’s cost reduction programme. By June 24, 6,940 employees had volunteered for unpaid leave, part-time working or even unpaid work, saving the airline a potential £10 million.
Willie Walsh, British Airways’ chief executive, said “This is a fantastic first response. I want to thank everyone who has volunteered to help us pull through this difficult period. This response clearly shows the significant difference individuals can make.”