Starmer tells Boris Johnson to punish BA for rehiring 30,000 staff on worse pay and conditions

Rob Merrick
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Keir Starmer has called for British Airways to be stripped of valuable landing slots unless it pulls plans to axe 42,000 staff and rehire 30,000 on worse pay and conditions.

The Labour leader called for Boris Johnson to act, telling him: “The prime minister should call it out.”

Sir Keir called the airline’s move – revealed at the end of last week – a “warning shot to millions” of workers furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Its “actions cannot be allowed to stand without consequences on landing slots,” he told Mr Johnson.

The Unite union has warned that 60 per cent of cabin crew will “not receive a future pay increase on their basic or variable pay for the remainder of their working lives”.

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