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Tech & Science Two British Airways executives step down following the airline's first strike in decades

00:01  17 february  2020
00:01  17 february  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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Two key executives at British Airways are leaving the airline after a tense faceoff between pilots and company leadership sparked its first strike in four decades , The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Chief Operating Officer Klaus Goersch and People Director Angela Williams will leave the company as

The airline is the cash cow of IAG, making more than £ 2 bn in pre-tax profit in 2018. More strikes could follow . A further walkout is due on 27 September, although BA has yet to cancel those Willie Walsh to stand down as boss of British Airways owner. International Airlines Group says CEO will

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Two key executives at British Airways are leaving the airline after a tense faceoff between pilots and company leadership sparked its first strike in four decades, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Chief Operating Officer Klaus Goersch and People Director Angela Williams will leave the company as its parent firm, International Consolidated Airlines Group, transitions to a new CEO.

Williams led the airline's industrial relations while Goersch was in charge of British Airway's pilots, according to The Journal.

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Nearly all British Airways ( BA ) flights were grounded by its first ever pilots strike on Monday The action by British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) members forced BA , part of International The union said it would be cheaper for BA to meet its demands than face down the strikes as the action

British Airways has begun cancelling flights ahead of a second strike by pilots later this month. The airline confirmed cancellations with thousands of BA cancelled about 1,700 flights during the first strike on Monday and Tuesday, with some disruption continuing into Wednesday. The cost to the

"We have made some changes in our leadership team to put us in the best possible position to deliver the next phase of our £6.5 billion (AUD$35.1 billion) customer and colleague investment, and to meet the challenges of the digital economy and changing consumer needs," British Airway told The Journal in a statement.

The shakeup follows a pilot walkout in September that crippled the company's operations over two full days.

The airline cancelled roughly 1,700 flights during the walkout, affecting about 200,000 travellers.

The demonstration was fuelled by disagreements over pilots' pay and benefits.

The workers' union alleged that British Airway made huge profits on poorly paid pilots who helped keep the firm afloat while it faced tough times.

The strike was British Airway's first in nearly 40 years, according to The Journal.

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British Airway has appointed former Director of Engineering Jason Mahoney as its new COO, while Stuart Kennedy, former people director at IAG Cargo, will replace Williams, the company told The Journal.


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