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Lufthansa Strike

Old 23rd Mar 2015, 14:39
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On the LH Facebook page the customer services have said that 24 hours notice is normally given before a strike.
I do feel sorry for the people who have to man the hotlines or customer services at these times who are taking the [email protected] instead of the pilots.
Overall I am happy to fly with LH but this ongoing strike action is causing me to book BA whenever possible.
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Old 23rd Mar 2015, 21:30
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Managers are rarely the ones who suffer when customers avoid a company because they can't get reliable service.
Indeed MG23!! Managers - and I include main Board Directors - need to cut their bonus' and the dividend to pay what the contract says.

Some say that the Unions are intransigent but some do not recall taht Unions grew up because the staff got fed up of being scrwd by mgmt! Time and time again, staff are asked to make sacrifices and give up their contracts - and then the mgmt go off to other jobs in other carriers with a reputation for being able to pull off this kind of swindle.

If mgmt discussed matters openly with the staff over the years? Nope, profits NOW is the game.
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Old 24th Mar 2015, 16:38
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
YES the stock market makes security for the company but the company is the flight and cabin crew!
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It is due to the staff that people want to invest.
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Managers - and I include main Board Directors - need to cut their bonus' and the dividend to pay what the contract says.
I don't have a view one way or another on the Lufthansa dispute, but the above is nonsense and deserves to be challenged.

A business like Lufthansa is owned by it's shareholders and exists solely for the purpose of making money for their shareholders. The company is not it's staff; the staff are employed by the company in furtherance of the objective of making money, in this case by flying passengers from A to B as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

No, people don't invest "due to the staff". They invest in a credible, attractive and profitable business proposition. The staff are not that proposition, they just serve it. Obviously the manner in which they are treated is important, but the business does not revolve around them.

Do you understand the importance of dividends? They don't just line the pockets of fat cats. They are a way of sharing out a portion of the business profits to shareholders, many of whom are institutional investors. Cut the dividends, and you cut a vital supply of cash flowing into pension schemes, savings plans, and small private investments. So ultimately it affects ordinary people.

Like I say, I have no opinion on the Lufthansa dispute, but a basic understanding of the way the business world works might put things in a more balanced perspective.
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