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Did WW really believe tabling an agreement which allowed him to stack an ACAS arbitration panel to start with and then, if the panel still makes the wrong call it can choose to ignore the result, would be acceptable or indeed moral? Glad to see KW has more business sense and ethics and is man enough to know building essential trust requires a level playing field.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/may/11/british-airways-unite-closer-ending-dispute

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13370204

Likewise KW realises punitive actions against union members engaged in a legitimate dispute is illegal as am sure would be the outcome if the current court process had run its course. Hence apparent return of concessions in full.

Walsh asserted return of concessions would never happen. Is it a trait of BA execs believing they are above the law?

Am sure MF will stay, however having 2 groups doing identical jobs operating from the same building, on 2 very different terms is not a recipe for harmony and building morale in a unified company. Though when one factors in Iberia Crew (and TAP?) Open Skies etc then many crews may be run in parallel as opposed to being integrated.

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