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BA are seeking staff volunteers to assist ground staff at T5 due to the weather chaos

Bad weather at Heathrow was forecast a week ago, yet BA still sent out ground staff, dispatchers and ramp workers as Volunteer Cabin Crew on flights to keep their aircraft recency licenses.

So you want to have volunteers to work as crew in case of further strike action, but BA send them on familiarisation flights knowing that bad weather was on the way and all available manpower would be needed at Heathrow.

So Willie, are you looking for an elusive flight dispatcher or tug driver? Try Cairo, because that’s where 3 volunteers a day are being sent, as well as Vancouver, Miami, Doha, not to mention the destinations in the EU.

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