Well I think people are right to fight for their rights. Why do they have to lower themselves to other airlines (in terms of pay and conditions), when in fact the others should improve their conditions.
Incidentally, it is said that a BA crew earn double than a Virgin one, what everybody fails to highlight is that Virgin crew get their allowances cash in hand!
Do you really think that BA will lower their prices when they can afford to charge a premium for leaving from LHR and they are more convenient in term of routes….well think again. They will just charge the same and will continue reducing the quality of food… on board as they are already doing now.
Bet you in around 3 years time, they will claim they have hit the £1billion profit (remember it was not that long ago that they had a profit of £800 million), and who will get all the benefits, greedy CEO, shareholders but nothing for lower workers.
This world is being run by a bunch of greedy pigs.
If you compare salaries on the continent, the disparity between top managers and lower paid workers is not as high as in the UK or America, why because people fight for their rights.
we are in 2010 and if we let all the big companies let whatever they want to do, we would be living in 1960s style!
Good on them for fighting for their rights.
By the way why aren’t all tube workers, civil servants, train drivers… talked about so much: WELL BECAUSE THEIR COMPANIES DO NOT TELL THE PRESS WHATEVER THEY WANT TO AND MAKE ALL THE DAILY MAIL READERS BELIEVE ANY RUBBISH.