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Thousands face sack at British Airways

Issue No. 1786

British Airways is threatening to axe another 16,000 jobs. BA cut 7,000 jobs last year, but chief executive Rod Eddington admitted that more jobs would have to be sacrificed this year. Alpha Airways, which supplies in-flight meals and duty free shops, is also planning to sack some 1,000 workers.

Lattice Group, part of the privatised former British Gas, is this week expected to announce the slashing of some 2,000 staff lost at its Transco operation.

Over 120 workers at Nestle's Aylesbury factory are facing the sack. The multinational company has also put its Branston Pickle and Cross & Blackwell businesses up for sale, plunging hundreds of workers into uncertainty.

SOME 650 workers at Levi's factories in Scotland also face the jobs axe.

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Sat 9 Feb 2002, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1786
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