Senior BA crew appalled by 55% pay cut as 12,000 jobs go and more than 47,000 passengers still await refunds 

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Senior British Airways cabin crew are having to accept a massive 55 per cent drop in wages as 12,000 jobs are lost in another setback to the airline industry.

THIS news comes after it was revealed that almost 50,000 passengers are still waiting for refunds on cancelled flights over the last few months. The agreement with unions will see BA’s 4,500 pilots required to take two weeks of unpaid leave in each of April and May, with a deduction from basic pay spread over three months.

The number of cabin crew will be practically halved from 1,860 to 971 with predominant crew numbers falling from 12,402 to 591. The boss of parent firm IAG, Willie Walsh, has additionally revealed that so far 921,000 tickets for 2.1 million flights had been refunded in money. A total of 346,000 clients have agreed to accept a credit voucher for a flight in the future.

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