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    More misery for BA customers in March

    BA WALKOUT British Airways cabin crew announce seven more days of strikes in row over pay

    Source uk.finance.yahoo.com/new…tml

    23 Comments

    Original Poster

    The strikes will run from 12.01am on Friday March 3 to 11.59pm on Thursday March 9.

    great job BA staff. Say goodbye to your employer before long.

    All customers like a pay rise, what's there not to like?!

    In the last five years BA have cut staff, freezed wages but still managed to give the big boss £5m for his efforts of the merging of BA with a Spanish airline AFAIK

    And if that's fact...I'm with the BA staff

    Sack all of the strikers and bring in fresh staff.

    donaldduck2

    Sack all of the strikers and bring in fresh staff.


    Charming, if you look like a duck and quack like a duck, then you are a duck too.

    donaldduck2

    Sack all of the strikers and bring in fresh staff.



    Yeah because that won't ruin the company

    dtovey89

    Yeah because that won't ruin the company



    And striking staff are helping improve the company?

    donaldduck2

    And striking staff are helping improve the company?



    No but they are striking for workers rights.

    What happens if you sack the majority of your workforce?
    Do you not realise how much it costs to employ and train new staff? The cost would massively outweigh paying your current workforce more. Secondly, how would the company run whilst employing and training a new work force?

    Not really thought this one out have you?

    dtovey89

    No but they are striking for workers rights.What happens if you sack the … No but they are striking for workers rights.What happens if you sack the majority of your workforce?Do you not realise how much it costs to employ and train new staff? The cost would massively outweigh paying your current workforce more. Secondly, how would the company run whilst employing and training a new work force?Not really thought this one out have you?



    I got fed up employing people so went back to working on my own and it is one of the best decisions I ever made. Now work less hours and earn more money than I ever did employing people.

    The BA staff knew what their working conditions would be when they signed the contracts so if they do not like it now then leave. Striking just embarrasses one of our flag ship companies and makes them look bad around the world. Training staff may cost money but how many millions have these strikes cost BA?

    donaldduck2

    I got fed up employing people so went back to working on my own and it is … I got fed up employing people so went back to working on my own and it is one of the best decisions I ever made. Now work less hours and earn more money than I ever did employing people.The BA staff knew what their working conditions would be when they signed the contracts so if they do not like it now then leave. Striking just embarrasses one of our flag ship companies and makes them look bad around the world. Training staff may cost money but how many millions have these strikes cost BA?



    I love the "they knew what they were signing up for" aspersions, as though the cost of living doesn't rise. Moron.

    Curlyman83

    I love the "they knew what they were signing up for" aspersions, as … I love the "they knew what they were signing up for" aspersions, as though the cost of living doesn't rise. Moron.



    And the cost of running a global business does not rise? Love you.

    £1.4bn profit last year. £1.4 BILLION

    Curlyman83

    £1.4bn profit last year. £1.4 BILLION



    Same report says they are going to make £3.2 BN profit next year but not if they waste money by giving pay rises to the trolley dollies.

    archer1204

    The strikes will run from 12.01am on Friday March 3 to 11.59pm on … The strikes will run from 12.01am on Friday March 3 to 11.59pm on Thursday March 9.



    Good you can give up your holiday for Lent

    donaldduck2

    Same report says they are going to make £3.2 BN profit next year but not … Same report says they are going to make £3.2 BN profit next year but not if they waste money by giving pay rises to the trolley dollies.


    I hope your bosses take the same attitude

    Rom

    I hope your bosses take the same attitude



    I am my own boss and always have been.
    Edited by: "donaldduck2" 24th Feb

    donaldduck2

    I am my own boss and always have been.



    No customers then? guess you won't be your own boss for long.

    donaldduck2

    I am my own boss and always have been.


    Lol I genuinely knew you were going to say that

    donaldduck2

    Same report says they are going to make £3.2 BN profit next year but not … Same report says they are going to make £3.2 BN profit next year but not if they waste money by giving pay rises to the trolley dollies.



    Christ! £3.2bn on "trolley dollies!?" I'm in the wrong profession!!

    Trying to make this a bit more constructive.

    Is it not written into their contracts how the pay rise structure works or do they just hope the BA bosses will give them a rise?

    Anyone actually know one of the striking BA staff who can provide some facts?

    donaldduck2

    Trying to make this a bit more constructive.Is it not written into their … Trying to make this a bit more constructive.Is it not written into their contracts how the pay rise structure works or do they just hope the BA bosses will give them a rise?Anyone actually know one of the striking BA staff who can provide some facts?


    I don't think any employment contract covers pay rises
    The contracts will discuss pay scales, duties, terms of employment, disciplinary procedures etc but never seen one, or heard of one, that includes cost of living pay rises.

    And you've been your own boss but also used to employ people?
    What if you paid yourself the same wage year on year whilst the cost of living increased year on year (whilst your business profit/turnover increased) - is that fair on you?
    And what if your main supplier increased prices to improve their profit exponentially to pay their fat cat bosses more bonus whilst you had to endure these increases yet couldn't increase your sales price - is that fair on you?

    Yes they earn good money to put up with potentially death, risk of terrorist, scummy/abusive customers but are they not allowed to have their pay increased in line with inflation? whilst it's OK for their fat cat bosses to get bonuses and claim expenses and all?
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