BA staff walk out over sausage row
Staff at British Airways have threatened to walk out in a row over a sausage.
The row was sparked by a member of the cabin staff offering the left over sausage to one of BA's drivers.
The driver was suspended because according to BA removing the sausage from the plane constituted "theft".
A spokeswoman told The Mail On Sunday: "Our clear policy is that we have a zero-tolerance approach to anyone caught taking any items from our aircraft".
The driver's colleagues refused to work following his suspension. He was eventually reinstated and given a written warning.
"What one staff member may see as acceptable, another staff member may decide to take further and make off with a couple of miniatures of spirits," said the BA spokeswoman.
Wow, have times changed . . . what is happening over there? As UK Cabin Crew, we used to be able to take any and all perishable items. Indeed, it was often a race to see who could fill those cavernous crew bags the fastest. The lemon slices, frozen, worked wonders for a home Gin and Tonic -- and yes, the G&T was company issued. In the late 80s days of Spanish ATC strikes, we would sit for hours on a DC10 which went nowhere, 380 passenger meals were garbage, but to a hungry crew food for a weeks.
Have times really changed so drastically?