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User currently offlineZarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

"British Airways has started disciplinary proceedings against three shop stewards following August's unofficial strike at Heathrow Airport" according to a BBC news report:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4266776.stm

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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

It was a wildcat strike and therefore illegal, so BA is 100% correct to start disciplinary proceedings against the shop stewards. The question remains if this will light the fuse leading to more strikes, more groundings and a return to the pre-Thatcher days when unions ruled. Would our missing PM Blair (I am not sure which country he is currently visiting either on holiday or on official business) and his cronies then bring their heads out of the sand?


MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineUAcosCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 1):
Would our missing PM Blair (I am not sure which country he is currently visiting either on holiday or on official business) and his cronies then bring their heads out of the sand?

Unless you folks across the pond run things differently, Bush wouldn't ge involved, why would Blair? Do you guys like Government stepping in when the parties cant get along?

Let BA deal with it, is it not their issue? Didnt think it was Blairs.


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Quoting UAcosCS (Reply 2):
Unless you folks across the pond run things differently, Bush wouldn't ge involved, why would Blair? Do you guys like Government stepping in when the parties cant get along?

If the unions start to break laws, which the union involved with the BA dispute has, and then disregard the Court's orders, the UK Government would step in. Normally it would be sufficient for the Government to threaten the Union in order to restore law and order, but it should be remembered that the UK Labour Party's principal source of income is from the unions, so effectively "he who pays the piper, calls the tune".

Did not Reagan get involved with the ATC strikes?



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineUAcosCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 3):
Did not Reagan get involved with the ATC strikes?

You're talking then, I'm talking now. Did Bush step in to save AMFA? Sounds as if the thugs(unions) in the UK operate differently than here. If AMFA hasn't tought us anything, the US unions don't carry that much weight(my opinion)

Seems like somebody is always striking in Europe, You folks got your hands full.


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