Here's something to think about by those who claim SR does not try to rip off SN as much as possible...
Take 2 minutes and read it carefully, please.
Until 1999 Sabena cabin crew was responsible for replacing the curtain/deviders between Y and C class each time there was a cabin config change in outstation (so almost on half of the flights). Ceilidh may not believe it, but nobody of the cabin crew ever complained about this. After all, it takes only 2 minutes and is considered as part of the job in almost any airline, including his would-be carrier I'd imagine...
However, SN's management thought it would be more "appropriate" to give this responsability to ground handling i.s.o. flight crew, so as from the beginning of 2000 replacing the curtains is done by Swissport handling at the cost of 7000 francs
(or 175 euro) per plane handeled!
Don't you think this is just outrageous? Not only is the cost of this way too high, but it is also very stupid to introduce such a thing at all at a moment where you are loosing money, don't you think? This totally useless contract is worth around 300.000.000 francs
(or 7.5 million euro) a year! (source = SN)
Unions of the cabin crew have on several occasions told the management that they wouldn't mind if this contract would be terminated and that they would be pleased to take up that responsibility once again like they did for the last 50 years. After all, according to the unions, our cabin crew still has some spare minutes in between flights anyway.
No way, said the management, we'll keep the contract!
If you want to do something in between your flights you can cut the lemons yourself from now on, i.s.o. having them pre-sliced on board. Estimated savings of this silly measure are as low as only 2 million franc a year....
This is just one of the many corrupt thinks the audit came up with and after the BeCA (and other Unions) asked to get official copies of both the lemon slicing agreement and even more important the curtain contract (to be able to go to court with those and show that the management is abusing its powers) the SN management ordered us to stop the audit immediately.