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BA Cabin Crew Strike Threats (Merged)

Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:08
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BA Cabin Crew Strike Threats (Merged)

Hope Willy Walsh sees sense and closes BA down, then restarts it and offers the cabin crew new contracts.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:14
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Ever noticed that if you rearrange 'BA cabin crew' you get 'dinosaur'?
How weird is that?
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:23
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Details from Press conference

Vote was 9 to 1 in favour of action. 92.5% of the 80% of those who voted.

Action to take place from 22 Dec - a 12 day strike.

Suggested that up to 1M pax affected

Unions say they want pax to be angry with BA.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:23
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Ouch - 12 day strike from 22 Dec!!!

I feel sure that this will help the BA finances!

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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:28
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A tad short sighted ?
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:28
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Could spell TROUBLE for BA in the long run.
They're already in the Pooh financially.
This latest madness will just ensure that they
DO go down. Just totally crazy....
They'll all finish up working for Branson.
If He'll have them that is.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:29
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Sums up their cabin service. Apart from BA...Qantas and KLM are airlines to avoid long haul cattle class.

The sooner these dinosaurs are extinct the better
Would you have all this well paid airlines disappear and be stuck with T+Cs of the likes of Ryan and Easy? Everyone self employed, paid by the scheduled flight hour?

I dont think they should strike, I hate over powerful unions holding the nation to ransom; times are tough for all airlines, (nice timing by the way of annoucing the pension black hole - coincidence...?) but if staff dont stand up to influx's of cheap labour it destroys it for all...

Example, was talking to a ultra-long distance trucker at weekend, he used to get paid 700-1000 euros a week. Now the company is in the process of registering all trucks in Bulgaria and hiring eastern block staff paying them 700 euros a month!

but jesus, 12 day strike? come on people, open your eyes. Pension hole is enough to probably make the company insolvent as it is.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:33
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Please tell me why anyone should ever choose to fly BA.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:33
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Turkeys and Xmas come to mind here. WW should sack the lot of them immediately and start getting cabin staff in who will accept the new terms on offer..
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:33
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parent won't be happy

will this affect all routes?
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:34
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Thanks alot B.A. Cabin Crew Now who's going to call my Mum in Seattle and tell her the super news..
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:38
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Muppets, muppets, muppets
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:39
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Darn lemmings!

Yep, and those who join Virgin will earn LESS than the proposed/amended salary! Goodbye BA... the unions helped their members just like they did with Rover MG/BL etc. Will the world and the industry cope without BA? Absolutely!
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:41
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Oh, Len whoever he is had to put a little dig in at the pilots. What a horrible little man he is!!
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:42
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luckily i just read this before booking to NY for Xmas.

Reading the previous thread today about the pension deficit, i can;t help but think it's a pretty gloomy outlook.

Good luck to all you BA staff.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:42
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these are the same people who will be crying into their hot chocolates when the compnay collapses and they havent got a job. I like most people on here have booked with BA to go away over the new year... my only holiday this year........ thanks for ruining it
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:49
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I've always found the BA cabin service to be better than most.

The problem is that the airline world has changed and a carrier the size of BA has to change or bust. By refusing to see this, the cabin crew are making a grave mistake in my opinion. The deal on offer is so much better than anything they'll get if BA goes on the rocks.
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:50
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But nobody is under any illusion here are they.

SOP's are in force.

BA wants to reduce Cabin Crew terms and conditions

BA prepares a pool of qualified and partially qualified people who are willing to work for less.

BA forces current cabin Crew into crippling strike, thus alienating travelling public at a very sensitive time.

Public outcry at the insensitivity of Cabin Crew.

BA sacks the lot, employs the new lot waiting in the wings, hey presto, job done, trebles all around.

How wide of the mark am I pray tell
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:55
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the vote to strike was known many weeks ago.

with some thought the outcome was known also.

why has anyone booked with BA over the holidays???????????

i flew with another airline and got a great price and great service.

wakey wakey
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Old 14th Dec 2009, 13:57
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some ppl booked month ago. if not most...
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