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Union says agrees deal with BA to furlough staff

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British Airways has reached an agreement with the Unite union to furlough staff on 80% of pay without any cap on earnings and without anyone being made redundant, the union said on Thursday.

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - British Airways ICAG.L has reached an agreement with the Unite union to furlough staff on 80% of pay without any cap on earnings and without anyone being made redundant, the union said on Thursday.

Britain has launched a job retention scheme which covers 80% of salary capped at a maximum of 2,500 pounds ($3,093) a month.

The union said BA would introduce a modified version of the scheme. It said there would also be no unpaid temporary lay offs.

(Reporting by Kate Holton, editing by William James)

((kate.holton@thomsonreuters.com; 0044 207 542 8560; Reuters Messaging: kate.holton.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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