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BA Strike - Your Thoughts & Questions II

Old 24th Aug 2010, 21:31
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Identity crisis

Going by the posts by ptc on the main thread, the biggest problem that BA has is the use of codes that can identify temps and non-strikers on a flight and at a briefing. Somebody appears to have been extremely stupid or with malice aforethought in allocating codes of this nature.

Unless this is changed and all briefings are carried out under the charge of the Captain, nothing will change and the whole mess will continue to fester.

Just a view - rant over!!
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 09:11
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From another BASSA pseudo-apologist on t'other thread:

Even throughout this lengthy dispute, where some crew who are virtually bankrupt, with huge levels of stress, most still manage to provide outstanding customer service with a smile on their face.
Yes, and some of them were surly, miserable, lazy and downright unwelcoming people before the dispute even started.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 10:16
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Is there anyone else to be rude about??

Is there anyone else to be rude about??

The bassajunta-lovers have a brilliant record for upsetting people.
Obviously, they are rude about pilots...............who wouldn't be.
Then, they pick on the fellow Unite members, the Engineers, for their naturally awful maintenance of BA's planes.
Not happy with that, their Hyacinth Bucket snobbery comes in, and they slag-off (sic) the baggage handlers.
They've p***ed off any customers with 12 days of Christmas action.
They've compared themselves to the armed forces of the USA battling against the Japanese, so they upset both the Japanese and the USA.
Next come any participants in the Vietnam war..............

So they are running out of people to be rude about.

I can just imagine them sitting around in their bunker, excitedly talking about their new campaign. The junta are running out of ideas............they are desperate...........

...........and the Tomato comes up with, "let's be rude about McDonalds employees................after all, they do a more important job than us, work much harder, and get paid less, so let's be rude about them"....................and the duty poster over on the crew site is told to go and slag off the McDonalds workers.

"They could earn as much in a McDonalds."

Who to be rude about in next week's instalment? Can we wait?

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Old 25th Aug 2010, 11:36
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I'm surprised they haven't blamed the Labour Party, the Conservatives, the Lib-Dem, the Greens, the SNP, UKIP and the "Mainly-Zulu Inkatha Party" [of fond memory*].

Surely at least one of them could be held collectively responsible for failing to put pressure on WW?



[* one of those Media-created mandatory adjectives, like "giant" Hercules transport aircraft].
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 13:32
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This thread gets more amusing......Posters just being as silly and abusive as those they mock......
Rumour fuelling without a shred of evidence....
Perhaps the discussion should stick with the facts and maybe posters should act as they seem to want BASSA posters to act.... Lead by example??

But, then again, if it's all that fills lives I suppose it should be forgiven.

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Old 25th Aug 2010, 14:10
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Well said.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 14:40
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Perhaps the discussion should stick with the facts
If Bassa had done that over the years they wouldn't be in the mess in which they now find themselves.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 15:23
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So you are complaining about their actions but condoning the same action by posters on here?
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 15:47
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Just heard on BBC News 24 that Arthur Scargill has been expelled from the NUM.

I hope for CC's sake it doesn't take them 30 years to resolve this dispute in a similar fashion ......... !!

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Old 25th Aug 2010, 16:04
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Do chill out, old boy. I've watched this dispute for 20 months now, and generally I have made sensible comments.
Importing a little Jet Blast in to a currently boring thread is no bad thing.

As to "humour" - where is Tracey Island? Google maps denies its existence. It wouldn't be a humourous reference to a cartoon, would it.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 18:03
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Agreeing with AO, as I seem to be one of the 'accused'.

Putting on my sack-cloth and ashes and not even trying to be amusing any more.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 20:20
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Call 100

So you are complaining about their actions but condoning the same action by posters on here?
I think baggersup has answered you far more elegantly than I! Good post baggers.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 21:45
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Originally Posted by fincastle84 View Post
I think baggersup has answered you far more elegantly than I! Good post baggers.
Not really eh? Two wrongs don't make a right....still.
I never said that people did not have a right to feel aggrieved....So his post was lengthy and not needed.
Nothing has changed...
Oh yes, to confirm I am not backing BASSA in this dispute as I think their behaviour lost them the right of any backing.....
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 22:34
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Who woke up Miss M?

I see on the other thread that somebody has woken up Miss M. She is back spouting the same old same old, but with a degree more vitriol this time. Anyone apparently who signed the BA deal has signed away their job. The only way to save those same jobs it seems is the strike. Other posters have tried to reason that the strike weapon in this situation is a busted flush. But apparently everyone else is wrong, including of course the pilots, who will not be geting any service from this young lady. It is such a pity, because she could be a valuable member of crew, having several languages and years of seniority with the resultant experience, so sadly we may not see her bright smile and her highly coloured eye make up on flights in the future.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 02:10
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Baggers, how very succinct and how true.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 03:43
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I suppose times are hard, with poor old cabin crew having to resort to all means to top up their "meagre" salaries. Sadly all that money he spent on contraband went down the drain (or rather into the incinerator).


BA cabin crew member smuggled cigarettes
By Suzy Talbot
August 24, 2010

A BRITISH Airways cabin crew member has been given a community sentence for smuggling tobacco into the country.

Christakis Lambrou, from Lansdowne Road in Staines, admitted being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the duty chargeable and was sentenced to 120 hours of community service on August 20 at Isleworth Crown Court.

Customs officers examined Lambrou's car on August 15 last year and discovered six kilos of hand rolling tobacco and 2,000 cigarettes.

He was arrested, interviewed and subsequently charged. A further 11,760 cigarettes and five kilos of hand rolling tobacco were found at his house in Staines. He claimed he had bought them for his brother and brother's friend.

John Cooper, assistant director of criminal investigation for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) , said: “Lambrou abused his position of trust as a cabin crew manager to evade UK duty.

"Lambrou’s actions cost the UK vital tax revenue, worth around £18,000, and this is why HMRC works closely with UKBA (Border Agency) officers to disrupt this kind of criminal operation."

The cigarettes have been shredded and burned at a power station to fuel the National Grid.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 09:07
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As posted by Timothy Claypole on the CC forum............
Aug 25th, 2010 by admin

A member has suggested that we dedicate our meeting to our sacked and suspended colleagues.
As a symbol of our solidarity with them, we would ask that you consider wearing either an item of yellow clothing, a yellow ribbon or a yellow flower.
All the yellow flowers will be collected at the end of the meeting and taken to Manchester, where they will then be placed as a tribute, on the memorial for the crew and passengers that lost their lives in the Manchester air disaster.
We look forward to seeing there...In yellow!
Have these Bassa m*rons now lost all touch with reality?! This is totally sick & disrespectful to both the survivors & also the families of those who lost their lives in the MAN disaster.

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Old 26th Aug 2010, 09:24
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Dare we guess that Christakis Lambrou is one of those who has been suspended/sacked by the wicked BA?

@ Finky ... agree completely. A stupid and insensitive idea, which is therefore eagerly taken up by BASSA.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 09:33
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Who woke up Miss M?

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I see on the other thread that somebody has woken up Miss M.
Has she really woken up or has her user ID merely been loaned to others who the mods have seen through and closed down? The BS train rumbles on.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 09:44
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Reprehensible Behaviour

This madness must end. Taking yellow items of clothing from the industrial dispute to the air disaster memorial is mental, really, properly utterly barking. How can rational people not be shamed by this "leadership"?
Have they no sense of decency? I have a six your old nephew who has more social skills than this rabble!

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