Global Airways Group main government, Willy Walsh, has turned down statements British Airways is acting unfairly towards employees as it seeks to downsize in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The carrier was branded a “national disgrace” by the transport committee more than the weekend.
It comes as British Airways seeks to lay-off twelve,000 employees and adjust the terms of work for thousands more.
Chair of the transport committee, Huw Merriman, explained: “This wanton destruction of a loyal work force are not able to appear to go without having sanction – by federal government, parliamentarians or shelling out travellers who may possibly pick out differently in future.”
On the other hand, in a letter to Merriman, Walsh argued the airline was doing the job very well in just the regulation.
“Much of your criticism is centered on problems that British Airways wishes to alter terms and conditions to conserve careers.
“British Airways is, at this stage, only proposing alterations that it wishes to consult with more than with a check out to trying to get an arrangement, as needed by the Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992,” argued Walsh.
He added that this is an solution that was described as “perfectly lawful” and “the lawful way in which the regulation permits companies to alter contracts of work where by they can not achieve an agreed variation with the employees” by the senior counsel of United in Significant Court docket proceedings towards British Airways in 2010.
Walsh continued: “The solution that British Airways is having, is in full compliance with the regulation and has been utilised by several companies for quite a few decades.
“Considering this, your criticism in unjustified.”
Unite has so significantly refused to have interaction with the airline more than the latest task-slicing prepare.
Walsh went on to emphasised that British Airways “is preventing for its survival, in the experience of mind-boggling and unprecedented challenges, whilst respecting the elementary British value of the rule of regulation.
“This is not a shame.
“Lying down and surrendering without having a combat would be a shame and we will not do that,” he concluded.