Corona virus claims for victims as British Airways is set to suspend 36,000 staff after grounding all flights

British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff as it battles to survive the coronavirus crisis.

The airline has reached a broad deal with the Unite union that will include the suspension of 80 per cent of its cabin crew, ground staff, engineers and those working at head office.

Crucially however, no staff are expected to be made redundant following as a result of the deal, which came after ten days of intense talks, according to the BBC

Staff affected are expected to receive some of their wages through the government job retention scheme – which offers 80 per cent of someone’s average pay up to £2,500-a-month.