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BA strikes

Snagger

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Is anyone on here going to be affectes by the BA galley rat strikes next week? I can't believe how militant the staff in that company are - there's always one or more departmnets threatening industrial action over something. Their staff have no idea how much better they have it than the rest of the industry. They really should pull their heads out of their a**es and try working in a low cost airline for a month - RYR cabin crew really do have a bad deal (6 on, 2 off, 12 hour days, extraordinarily threatening behavior over any sickness, all for £8-900 pcm). The BA lot wouldn't last 5 minutes. They just can't see past their own selfishness - not just the impact on passengers, but also on colleaugues.:rolleyes:
 
The BA lot wouldn't last 5 minutes. They just can't see past their own selfishness - not just the impact on passengers, but also on colleaugues.:rolleyes:

BA are a private company aren't they now - presumably without public funding, so they might be playing on some sort of 'status' thing at the moment, but the rules of business will hopefully come into play and they will go bust and the employees will lose their jobs, but then I suppose it would be politically unacceptble to let BA die so we will all have to dig deep to keep them afloat:(

cheers, Tim
 
We were supposed to be flying to Finland to see friends who have just produced their 3rd sprog, was looking at Thursday. Just have to wait for a week for the backlog to clear.
 
BA were privatised very successfuly by Lord King in the '80s, but the unionisation and militancy of the early '70s hasn't been killed off. The most ridiculous thing recently to happen from the cabin crew departments excessive influence was for the purser to become the second in command. This meant that if the Captain was for any reason incapacitated, the pruser was in charge, not the First Officer! BALPA (the pilot's union) got that one sorted out by the CAA after about six months.

The fact that the CC are whining that 21 days average annual sick leave is not excessive, and that short term sickness from things like colds, bad food, minor injuries and doctor/dental appointments shouldn't be monitored for inclusion in sick day counts shows how workshy some of this lot are. They have no idea of real life.
 
The most ridiculous thing recently to happen from the cabin crew departments excessive influence was for the purser to become the second in command. This meant that if the Captain was for any reason incapacitated, the pruser was in charge, not the First Officer! BALPA (the pilot's union) got that one sorted out by the CAA after about six months.
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I take the view that if push came to shove, then the people that fly the plane could also hand out drinks, but that the people that hand out drinks prob could not fly the plane.

I which case Snagger - could you get me a coke in the LRUK Virtual Arms :D
 
but the unionisation and militancy of the early '70s hasn't been killed off.

So why is that the case? Is it because, although privatised the employees know damn well the Government of the day will never let BA die because it is the UK's national flag carrier??

Blimmee, it looks like BA is the 'last chance saloon' for the Red Robbo brigade:(

cheers, Tim
 
Must admit I have very little sympathy for BA or their crews after the walkout fiasco around gate gourmay catering made us miss our last rehersal before our wedding in 2005.

But we have to put up with it as BA/Finnair, under the One World Banner is really our only option of flying to Finland
 
Ba has grounded all planes as of 9pm tonight,

Ba released an anouncment "I aint getting on no plane"









Sorry I'll leave now
 
Problem is, a full compliment of cabin crew is a CAA requirement on a civvy jet, not to serve G&T, but to manage evacuation etc. so they'll always wave the safety card.
 
Ba has grounded all planes as of 9pm tonight,

Ba released an anouncment "I aint getting on no plane"









Sorry I'll leave now

No, please stay.
 

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I never quite saw the attraction of gliding - every landing is an emergency!:eek:

Fantastic fun though:D

Unfortunatly i spend too much time kitesurfing to go gliding:( Seeing as im at uni for another 4 years i might be able to fit it in going solo somewhere:) Till then im happy to be p2.
 
I never quite saw the attraction of gliding - every landing is an emergency!:eek:

Our uni had a gliding club - which was subsidised. The only powered flying was with Air Corps, couldn't be bothered with all the rules and regs that went with that - so hence I went gliding .

Although every landing an emergency - no fuel on board to catch fire
 
The fact that the CC are whining that 21 days average annual sick leave is not excessive, and that short term sickness from things like colds, bad food, minor injuries and doctor/dental appointments shouldn't be monitored for inclusion in sick day counts shows how workshy some of this lot are. They have no idea of real life.

21 Days!!!!!! In one year!!!!! What a bunch of scoungers these guys are. Who picks up the tab at the end of the day - us. They should try being self employed, you can't afford to be ill. I've had half a day sick in 6 years and that was because I got carted off in an ambulance after a serious motorcycle accident; 6 hours after and I was on crutches and back at work.
[No jokes about 'you were lucky, shoebox in road etc']

Angela
 
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