Hundreds of British Airways workers at Gatwick Airport are set to 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.
BA said in a statement: “We have begun consultation with our trade unions on proposals to transform the way British Airways works at Gatwick.
“They are part of a wide-ranging plan to build a stronger and more cost-competitive business and safeguard jobs for the future.
“Proposals include outsourcing the ramp work, including baggage, de-icing and coaching operations, and the arrivals baggage service and combining roles within customer services…