zarniwoop
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BA Acts Against Three Employees

Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:45 pm

"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
 
BCAL
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RE: BA Acts Against Three Employees

Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:53 pm

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."
 
UAcosCS
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RE: BA Acts Against Three Employees

Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:11 pm

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.
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BCAL
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RE: BA Acts Against Three Employees

Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:19 pm

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."
 
UAcosCS
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RE: BA Acts Against Three Employees

Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:27 pm

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.
We had dreams and songs to sing, It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

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