British Airways is laying off between 100 and 150 IT contractors as part of a cost cutting exercise, according to a confidential company memo leaked today.
The airline employs around 300 IT contractors, and a spokesman admitted that at least 100 of these staff would not have their short-term contracts renewed.
"This has been happening gradually over the past few years," he said, "and this year the number will be reduced by around 100 over three months."
The cuts will be implemented between now and September as part of a move to bring staff levels back down to last May's levels.
However, the company stressed that permanent staff with BA contracts would not be affected.
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