Well said FCT you are so right about profit share bonus. You will also recognise that some employees feel they should have what you have even though you have the responsibility of keeping them in work or may have put your home on the line.
The only bonus that works is a sales bonus and it is evident on BA that the crew get nothing from Highlife Shop sales as they don’t push anything, where as other airlines pay the crew a commission on sales, although some do go too far and add targets.
The thing with the big union leaders is that if members go on strike they still get paid. I have seen people voting for strike action on a “point of principle” even if they are only after 1% increase in pay, principles don’t pay the mortgage. 12 days on a picket line does not pay the mortgage either. The union is not very clever really.