EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Gatwick Ground Services

Gatwick Ground Services

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: West Sussex; Surrey, East and West Sussex; South East
Location of affected unit(s): Gatwick Airport


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation
Number Employed: 920
Group: IAG

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 676
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 676

Additional Information

Gatwick Ground Services, the UK-based subsidiary of British Airways, which specialises in providing ground services at Gatwick Airport, has announced that it will start a reorganisation leading to 676 job cuts.

A statement by the company said that the redundancies were proposed to compensate for the reduced business activity in the wake of the Covid-19. The reduced activities are due to British Airways suspending flights from Gatwick Airport.

Trade unions representing ground services staff are currently taking part in redundancy consultations with British Airways, the parent company of Gatwick Ground Services, which has announced that it wants to cut 12,000 jobs.