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There are – at a maximum – 3-4 thousand VCC. It is probably more like 2,000. There is no way “100s” would be performing recency on any one day.

Becuase of the antipathy legacy crew have been exhibiting towards these volunteers, most have been rostered exLGW for recency. LGW (not run by BAA) was only marginally affected by the recent snow, and so therefore it is doubly improbable that there is any impact at all on LHR operations as result of this initiative.

Perhaps the solution is for BASSA to stop disrupting BA operations, recognise that it is BA Management which runs BA and not the Union?

Doing so would eliminate the need for VCC.

Need we be reminded of BASSA’s response to a similar snow incident in January this year:


VintageKrug – 07/01/2010 01:19 GMT

More evidence of BASSA militancy, this sourced from another website but communicated via email to BASSA (BA Stewards and Stewardesses Association) employees:

————- Originally Posted by BASSA:

During this period of disruption due to the heavy snow and related transport chaos, it is paramount that all crew adhere to our respective agreements that we normally work to, i.e. World Wide Agreement, Euro fleet Agreement and the MOA at Gatwick.

If you are in any doubt whether you are being asked to work outside of your agreement please call BASSA. We have 24 hour coverage.

Thank you. ————–

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