Alasdair, Do you have numbers to back this up, or is this just BASSA members whipping each other up into a frenzy on their own forums? And I thought the line from BASSA was that all VCC were pilots or Waterside staff who were forced to volunteer?!
I also note elsewhere some BASSA members are complaining about BA “imposing” the disruption agreement, which gives the airline more flexibility during disruption. Given BASSA’s notorious inflexibility during previous disruption at LHR it really is a bit rich any BASSA supporter criticising the airline’s approach to handling disruption.