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Old May 24, 2010, 6:53am   #1
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Seriously, do the staff not get it? They're striking their way on to the dole. I, for one, will never fly BA again having been a loyal passenger for fear of some lefty making me miss my flight.

Strikes workwhen the government pay you, not a private entity. Bring back Maggie.
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Old May 24, 2010, 7:37am   #2
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Seriously, do the staff not get it? They're striking their way on to the dole. I, for one, will never fly BA again having been a loyal passenger for fear of some lefty making me miss my flight.

Strikes workwhen the government pay you, not a private entity. Bring back Maggie.
Cabin staff who are going out on strike are educated people. They have had plenty of time to think things out, apart from what the union leaders think. Some have left the union but I don't get it, either. What are these striking members on about? There must be something very serious to their interests that they are worried about to keep sabotaging their employer like this.

Times have changed, too, when pilots are prepared to do cabin crews jobs. I am a retired MN Chief Officer. Ask me to do a steward's job? No thanks.

I admit that I don't know all the facts but this much is for sure. No one goes on strile in these troubled times without a good reason. What is it?
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Old May 24, 2010, 9:27am   #3
 
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Travel perks which they regard as being a "right" not a privilege. They are angry because they feel they have been robbed of free flights and of getting flights for 10% for family and friends. They are outraged and believe they can beat management.
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Old May 24, 2010, 9:35am   #4
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gooseman started this thread fck em. it'll be plenty more serious when they lose their jobs and get paid 30% less at virgin.
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Old May 24, 2010, 9:38am   #5
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fck em. it'll be plenty more serious when they lose their jobs and get paid 30% less at virgin.
This what I am puzzled about. They must know this.
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Old May 24, 2010, 9:53am   #6
 
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I don't think they give a ****. It's a troublesome contingent at Heathrow as far as I can tell, everyone else hates em.
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Old May 24, 2010, 10:20am   #7
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Never any mention of the merger with Iberia, or that Walsh raised an extra $1bl of debt this time last year, the airline industry is in a total mess and hasn't recovered from the huge spike in crude prices in 2008...IMHO all airlines have to adapt and in some ways adopt the Easy Jet pay scale...why should a BA pilot and or cabin staff rake in more than comparative employees working on Singapore airlines putting the same hours in and getting a half the pay? It's inevitable, given the globalisation irony that airlines suffer from, that prices will have to drop to find a common level and likewise wages for all...Be at bit worrying to think as Michael Moore put it that "the guy piloting your aircraft is on welfare stamps" but heh ho..
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