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Old 26th Aug 2010, 10:10
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Does anyone know someone involved in the care taking of the memorial in MAN? Maybe an alert to such a person would be appropriate to ensure no access for union loonies?
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 10:27
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Especially insensitive considering that all four cabin crew of the flight (two survived, two died) were awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for their bravery and devotion to duty - hardly something that can be said for the BASSAmentalists..

I hope the press gets hold of this idiotic stunt and exposes it for what it is.

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Old 26th Aug 2010, 10:31
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Does anyone know someone involved in the care taking of the memorial
I know somebody that might, message sent.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 10:33
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@ Skipness ... in fairness, they did say they would take yellow flowers to MAN.

So, not quite a "Football Fan Memorial", but still an extremely distasteful linkage between a Strike Meeting and the MAN memorial.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 11:12
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How low can we go? Lower, Lower............

In my earlier post, (post 1573) I tried to draw a word picture of the junta sitting around their table, (presumably covered in tomatoes) becoming desperate that they could not think of anyone else to insult.
They decided to release their insults to the hard-working staff of MacDonald's early yesterday.

Later in the same day they decided to insult anyone who has ever been impacted by an Aviation accident by trying to link their strike to the Manchester disaster.

Like baggers, I know rather a lot about Employee Relations. However, in 35 years of exposure to that set of dark arts, I have never heard something so awful. The Iwo Jima stunt is spectacularly insensitive...............this is even worse.
What next? (I can imagine it, but I'm not willing to write it down).
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 11:20
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YELLOW FLOWERS

From the C/C thread

as a cancer sufferer myself I am absolutely incencesd at thia latest idea from folk that, in my opinion, are rapidly losing it!
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 11:56
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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.
Judging by the same feverish approach, it's the same person.

(1) Post a great big steaming load of BASSA guano.
(2) Solicit a great load of responses basically telling you that you're just a twerp (and why).
(3) Take a carefully selected sentence or two out of said replies - and out of context - and snivel some more; aggregate 2-3 of them in each post.
(4) Go to (1).

Yes, it's the same brain dead poster alright. With absolutely nothing new to say, and absolutely no evidence to back up any of their tired, repetitive and exceedingly dull claims.

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Old 26th Aug 2010, 12:15
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Personally, I wish to thank those posters who indulged in a bit of humor. It brought a smile to my face.

Ancient Observer: I read your "Who will they insult next?" post AFTER I had learned of the horrendous "yellow flower" stunt. I laughed and thought to myself "Wait til he hears what they have come up with." As cynical as I have become regarding BASSA's behavior even I couldn't see this one coming.

Interesting that Mr. Francis, the individual BASSA wanted to take over negotiations on behalf of BA, is now being denigrated in BASSA statements as "Billy" and is out to "destroy the airline".

Mixed Fleet seems to be creating an atmosphere of desperation among the most militant of Cabin Crew. It is possible that a few are finally learning that they are a "face of BA" that many would rather not see?
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 12:22
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Confusion ??

I feel a touch of confusion coming on with regard to the Manchester memorial referred to by Bassa.

I suggest that the Man United Supporters Club should be alerted to this possible action by Bassa, on either the memorial to the Munich Air disaster or the more recent Manchester disaster, either of which would be a disgraceful insult to Manchester and all who died.

I know that the Mods don't like the use of the vernacular on this site - but these creatures really are Sc*m.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 12:37
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Is it not somewhat ironic that yellow sashes were first worn by the Puritan Roundheads in the English Civil War. We are now to be subjected to the indecorous sight of BASSA militants who choose an alternative lifestyle, vying with each other as to who can disport themselves in the most outrageous yellow costumes.
Farce, pure farce.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 14:46
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Don't know about anyone else but I've e-mailed the Marie Curie Trust to inform them of this action and suggesting they talk to Unite!!

Might contact the press as well!!
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 16:55
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 16:58
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Thank you for that. Brilliant. I'm glad I didn't have a drink in my hand when I saw that - it would have been all over the keyboard.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 17:22
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Yellow.

Had BASSA organised a private ceremony to remember their colleagues on the anniversary, it would not have looked so cynical.

This pathetic drivel, on the other hand, is insulting to the memory of all who died in this tragedy.

They should be ashamed of themselves. I hope never to meet the kind of idiot who would try and justify this.

They are inconsiderate, arrogant, selfish s.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 19:10
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While they are in Manchester, they could troll up the Motorway to Stockport. I believe there's a nice little memorial park there that they could desecrate with their presence.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 19:16
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I support the idea of wearing some token to refect there is support for colleagues who have been sacked or suspended pending investigation. The choice and actions have not been thought through however. Some may say that that is a common theme through this dispute.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 19:39
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Hi, Litebulbs ... that's a fair comment. "Support for those sacked or suspended pending investigation".

Innocent until proven guilty ... a noble ideal.

Oh, hang on, some have been found guilty, haven't they?
Where does Mr Christakis Lambrou fit into that noble ideal?
Is he sacked, or simply suspended for evading Customs duty on a reasonably large scale? Or neither of the above?
Still, he should obviously be supported as well ... perhaps with a cloud of tobacco smoke at the MAN Memorial?

You are absolutely correct in one respect ...
The choice and actions have not been thought through however.
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Old 27th Aug 2010, 06:06
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How about a recreation of the Peterloo Massacre?
Top idea, Baggers. BASSA's racecourse venue should provide ample space for a cavalry charge!
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Old 27th Aug 2010, 07:30
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
Hi, Litebulbs ... that's a fair comment. "Support for those sacked or suspended pending investigation".

Innocent until proven guilty ... a noble ideal.

Oh, hang on, some have been found guilty, haven't they?
Where does Mr Christakis Lambrou fit into that noble ideal?
Is he sacked, or simply suspended for evading Customs duty on a reasonably large scale? Or neither of the above?
Still, he should obviously be supported as well ... perhaps with a cloud of tobacco smoke at the MAN Memorial?

You are absolutely correct in one respect ...
I don't think his sacking had anything to do with IA do you?
Regarding the yellow memorial idea....Well someone obviously is not thinking. Then again that seems to be endemic at BASSA at the moment.
What I find amusing is that they are not getting any 'Guidance' from full time officials. Or they are in a position to ignore it. The whole set up seems to work in a totally different way from any other Union organisation I've been involved with....The usual checks and balances seem to be circumvented.
I don't know enough detail of the disciplinary charges/circumstances to pass comment on the individual cases, especially before they have been through due process. However, like Lightbulbs, I do think that showing support is a legitimate form of action. The format of that action needs a lot more thought in this case.....
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Old 27th Aug 2010, 08:01
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I'm just waiting for Duncan Thickett to write his next piece talking about the brutal bullying of the criminal should he lose his job (which he deserves).
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