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Latest news | Southside MP backs British Airways staff

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Southside MP backs British Airways staff

Stewart McDonald MP is supporting British Airways (BA) staff in their battle against mass redundancies, and has called on the company to reconsider job cuts.

The MP for Glasgow South had written to BA's CEO, Alex Cruz, asking him to reconsider redundancies and explore all other avenues that would support the company through the COVID-19 crisis.

He has also sponsored an application for a backbench business debate regarding British Airways, and has signed several Early Day Motions in Parliament aimed at supporting British Airways staff.

MPs also received recent communication from Willie Walsh, the Chief Executive of IAG, the Parent Company of British Airways, defending BA's decision to consider mass redundancies.

Stewart McDonald MP has called on Mr Walsh to focus all his efforts on BA staff.

Commenting, the MP for Glasgow South said:

"I stand fully behind the British Airways staff, and call on BA to reconsider any planned redundancies and explore all other options for support during this COVID-19 pandemic.

"I accept this is a difficult time for the aviation industry, but but to resort to cutting up to 30% of a workforce is incomprehensible.

"If only Willie Walsh would put as much effort into defending his staff as he did in defending himself. I will continue to use my voice in Parliament to make that case on behalf of BA staff in my constituency, and across these isles."


  1. Stewart McDonald MP letter to BA CEO, Alex Cruz
  2. EDM 418 - BA job losses
  3. EDM 438 - BA redundancies
  4. BA backbench business debate application - sponsor
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