- what a load of twaddle!
1) "The BP is an amalgamation of all the other plans"
- which is kind of logica. The problem with the other plans is that they were not followed. Nor do I think that this includes much of Paul Reutlinger's expansionist plans!
2) "He deliberately annoys his staff"
= don't be silly - what manager would do that? Given SN's circumstances, the CSL should never have happened - it was too much of a utopian dream, which would work only in a stable, profitable, well managed company: something SN has never
3) "He refuses any dialogue"
= so? Who is the CEO, Muller or the unions? This is not some small plan about a possible new route or a new aircraft where consultation would be the norm - this is a survival plan
and he is perfectly right to say, as he has done, that to change around with the ingredients would be like "making soup without salt". What do pilots know about running airlines, anyway?
4) "He imposes ultimatums that grow ever tighter"
= of course he does! The childish games payed by BeCA have cost the company a lot of money - money the company does not have. The already low level of confidence coupled with the recent events in America mean that far less income is coming in than was projected so unless the plan is signed off on Sunday, the company cannot legally continue as a going concern. It's that simple.
5) "He misuses the USA disaster to force the signing of the deal"
- there's no time to spend ten months talking, with non-official unions (ie BeCA) staging illegal strikes etc ... let me put it in clear terms that you lot will understand: Sabena has run out of time.
If all of the terms are not agreed - including acceptance that up to a further
25% of jobs, aircraft etc will be cut, the company will close.
6) "He doesn't take into consideration the effects of the uncertainty"
- well, he's trying to minimise that uncertainty by standing firm with his terms - so there can be no uncertainty. Obviously, the recent events have changed things - as they have for nearly every airline around the world - but it would have been a lot simpler if the strikes etc hadn't happended. This is a disaster brought upon Sabena by its over staffing in all areas, low utilisation of crews - due in large part to poor fleet planning - industrial actions, high social costs etc.
Your theory that he's working for SR is nonsensical. SR have washed their hands of SN with the final investment - they no longer have any interest in it. Muller was re-appointed by the Belgian government, so you're really saying that the Belgian government wants to see it closed down, which I am sure they do as it has cost the taxpayer so much money for so little return.
You lot expect the shareholders to keep on employing everyone and flying aircraft when there are no passengers or money to merit it. You must all be completely insane!! Have you no idea how a business operates? It certainly doesn't look as if you do.
I have been saying for a long time now that Muller will have no option other than to close the company - and I'm right. When you're competing against hundreds of far more qualified pilots for every new job that comes up in the future, you can think about that - that if BeCA hadn't buried its head in the sand, you might still have been flying.
In fact, you know what? I recon BeCA is really SR's secret weapon to close down SN!