BA asks staff to work for nothing BA won't say how much it hopes to save by its latest initiative British Airways is asking thousands of staff to work for nothing, for up to one month, to help the airline survive. The appeal, sent by e-mail to more than 30,000 workers in the UK, asks them to volunteer for between one week and one month's unpaid leave, or unpaid work. BA's chief executive Willie Walsh has already agreed to work unpaid in July, forgoing his month's salary of £61,000. Last month, BA posted a record annual loss of £401m, partly due to higher fuel bills and other costs. Mr Walsh said BA's drive to save cash was part of a "fight for survival". "I am looking for every single part of the company to take part in some way in this cash-effective way of helping the company's survival plan," he said. "It really counts," he added. (From bbc.co.uk) Incredible! I'm sure Willie survived okay one month short with his £650k+ from the rest of the year!