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29th May 2017, 14:47
Replies: 634
Views: 277,772
Posted By BikerMark

I think Alex Cruz is choosing his words...

I think Alex Cruz is choosing his words carefully. There may well be local staff working on local systems. Those local staff are likely to be onshore Indian contractors. The permanent BA staff have...
5th Mar 2014, 07:12
Replies: 32
Views: 6,197
Posted By BikerMark

Might have been one of these ...

Might have been one of these
http://www.a7a10.net/BSA/fjordspic/Jotunheimen1.jpg

Thye tend to fly quite low.;)
17th Feb 2014, 16:27
Replies: 54
Views: 10,674
Posted By BikerMark

"We're not planning to launch a cruise missile at...

"We're not planning to launch a cruise missile at them (are we?) "

Might boil off some of the water...
23rd Dec 2013, 10:18
Replies: 735
Views: 675,878
Posted By BikerMark

"How fast were they going down the wrong taxiway...

"How fast were they going down the wrong taxiway at night to chop through it like butter?"

Probably no more than normal taxiing speed. It looks like a brick building. You can take those apart...
9th Dec 2012, 20:57
Replies: 23
Views: 5,003
Posted By BikerMark

My dog will chase anyone on a motorbike. ...

My dog will chase anyone on a motorbike.

I've had to stop him riding it.
28th Sep 2012, 17:58
Replies: 133
Views: 30,502
Posted By BikerMark

"Am not surprised but still amazed by Ryanair's...

"Am not surprised but still amazed by Ryanair's public reaction. If I was the CEO I would be contacting Siemens for a meeting to find out the reason for the embargo and then show them the statistics...
13th Sep 2012, 17:12
Replies: 63
Views: 24,775
Posted By BikerMark

Strange co-incidence. I'm just re-reading a...

Strange co-incidence.

I'm just re-reading a book entitled "Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling" by Don Boreham and the book contains a dedication thus:

"This book is dedicated to the memory of...
14th Jul 2012, 06:16
Replies: 16
Views: 5,629
Posted By BikerMark

The story about all this military activity being...

The story about all this military activity being protection against terrorism is just a cover story for the ruthless enforcement of sponsorship & branding.
See BBC News - London 2012: The great...
Forum: Cabin Crew
9th Mar 2011, 00:12
Replies: 4,259
Views: 1,489,318
Posted By BikerMark

Stormin' - it's definitely on the agenda. If you...

Stormin' - it's definitely on the agenda. If you can get on the intranet, the People dept's Inform newsletter for January 2010 mentions moving from an entitlement culture to a culture where pay is...
Forum: Cabin Crew
22nd Feb 2011, 00:20
Replies: 4,259
Views: 1,489,318
Posted By BikerMark

gr8tballsoffire Just a small but...

gr8tballsoffire

Just a small but significant correction, hope you don't mind.

APEX became part of GMB in 1989 and has no connection with UNITE (other than working productively alongside it in...
Forum: Cabin Crew
29th Oct 2010, 06:31
Replies: 4,259
Views: 1,489,318
Posted By BikerMark

The 1990 Employment Act made it unlawful to...

The 1990 Employment Act made it unlawful to refuse to employ non-union members. That was effectively the end of "closed shops" in any UK company.
Forum: Cabin Crew
6th Sep 2010, 15:01
Replies: 3,036
Views: 1,043,518
Posted By BikerMark

Sandown Park?

from The Guardian
"...A mass meeting of BA flight attendants at Kempton Park Racecourse later today..."

Sky News
"...More than 1,000 BA flight attendants met at Kempton Park Racecourse to debate...
Forum: Cabin Crew
24th Aug 2010, 18:04
Replies: 3,036
Views: 1,043,518
Posted By BikerMark

There's a precedent. I refer m'learned colleague...

There's a precedent. I refer m'learned colleague to:
600,000 for shop stewards fired over Gate Gourmet strike | Business | The Guardian...
Forum: Cabin Crew
22nd Jun 2010, 17:57
Replies: 3,036
Views: 1,043,518
Posted By BikerMark

From Gerrymandering - Wikipedia, the free...

From Gerrymandering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrymandering) :
"Gerrymandering is a form of boundary delimitation (redistricting) in which electoral district...
Forum: Cabin Crew
18th Jun 2010, 22:36
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

I don't think I am necessarily scaremongering. ...

I don't think I am necessarily scaremongering.

The issue is simple. If customer confidence is not there and we lose the benefit of whatever fragile recovery is happening, then we have a problem....
Forum: Cabin Crew
18th Jun 2010, 21:56
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

Miss M So, if the dispute means that...

Miss M



So, if the dispute means that you take 42,000 other BA staff members along with you, would you still hold your head up high?

As you say, there was no need for the strike. I'm...
Forum: Cabin Crew
11th Jun 2010, 17:03
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

Fabio, no it's definitely not...

Fabio,

no it's definitely not discrimination, it's a sanction against the strikers. The rights and wrongs about it can and will be argued for a long time.

When staff travel was fairly...
Forum: Cabin Crew
5th Jun 2010, 08:46
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

It seems rather academic arguing about small...

It seems rather academic arguing about small variations in percentages. What's obvious is that the strike is not well supported and has failed to ground the operation. Sure, it's dented it but in a...
Forum: Cabin Crew
3rd Jun 2010, 21:58
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

Quote from today's Telegraph: ...

Quote from today's Telegraph:



"...never our intention to hurt passengers..." - 12 days for Christmas, striking over Spring half term. Yeah, right. The mental gymnastics that go on in the...
Forum: Cabin Crew
30th May 2010, 07:51
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

Which was pretty darn obvious to most BA staff...

Which was pretty darn obvious to most BA staff round about this time last year. It's a pity that BASSA couldn't see that, or maybe they could but just wouldn't accept it.
Forum: Cabin Crew
28th May 2010, 19:01
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

If the next ballot is solely going to be about...

If the next ballot is solely going to be about the issue of losing staff travel, presumably that means the substantive offer is acceptable to Unite?

So I can't be the only one left wondering why...
Forum: Cabin Crew
23rd May 2010, 08:47
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

Solidarity

The soap dodgers who invaded ACAS yesterday are claiming they did it in solidarity with the crew.:rolleyes: It also looked quite well planned, with at least two camera crews in attendance and being...
Forum: Cabin Crew
18th May 2010, 07:56
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

Litebulbs - quite possibly. The company does...

Litebulbs - quite possibly. The company does have its sights on things like the redeployment agreement and careerlink. In an email last year, Bill Francis outlined what a new careerlink process...
Forum: Cabin Crew
17th May 2010, 18:13
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

Arthur Scargill: "In the modern world i don't see...

Arthur Scargill: "In the modern world i don't see a need for unions, other than to perhaps agree safe working conditions and such like, but even most of that is probably covered by law."

In an...
Forum: Cabin Crew
14th May 2010, 19:47
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,903,649
Posted By BikerMark

In answer to the question why apply for the...

In answer to the question why apply for the injunction now?

The answer's in the Intranet news item:

"...The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 requires unions to send...
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