BA has 1,000 volunteers to face strik...

BA has 1,000 volunteers to face strike threat

There are 9 comments on the Irish Examiner story from Mar 3, 2010, titled BA has 1,000 volunteers to face strike threat. In it, Irish Examiner reports that:

British Airways has 1,000 volunteer staff ready to work as cabin crew in the coming weeks if a threatened strike goes ahead, the airlinea s chief executive said today.

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Grandpa

Springfield, PA

#1 Mar 3, 2010
I hate SCABS! Lets all work for free, so the airlines executives can have a happy retirement.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#2 Mar 3, 2010
Volunteers? More likely conscripts or impressed workers.

“Here we go again! ”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#3 Mar 3, 2010
We all have needs and issues. However, when I worked for Eastern from the 70's until the end, the BITTER END! I NEVER crossed a pickett line, I had a mother with cancer dying, three children whom I still managed to clothe and feed and educate and NO HUSBAND, I was a widow! Talk about scared, but a "senior momma" back then took me aside and said that I would FIND a way to make it and if not to call her before I EVER thought about crossing the pickett line. Whenever times get tough I thing about that senior lady...tough as nails but just as determined to make things work for us ALL! I just had shoulder surgery and this week has been very bad, very bad indeed. I will not give up, I will do WHATEVER I need to do to return to health and to work and eventually retire. If you cross a pickett line in this work, no matter where you are, you defeat us ALL! Think before you act. I did and thank goodness I did not fall victim to fear, because now Frankie Lorenso cannot own an airline in the US. Not a bad outcome..saved MANY from our same fate. I am ALSO STILL in the industry! Take care all and fly safe and in solidarity! You are in my prayers.
RWG

Dillsboro, IN

#4 Mar 3, 2010
VOLUNTEERS? SCABS ARE MORE LIKE IT.
tired of old grumpy gals

United States

#6 Mar 3, 2010
To steal from barney.I hate you, you hate me, go on strike and leave in peace!
LHS

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 3, 2010
IAM at it's finest.
Louie Horvath

Cathedral City, CA

#8 Mar 3, 2010
Vounteer what....passengers....maybe they can "learn all about safety " in the air in just a very short period of time. Just in case they need to assist and save someone.

So when the announcemtns are made, will it go something like this...Good Morning, we are your volunteers today, but we are here to assist. We don't care if we make any money, just to keep the money out of the professionals that do this type of work for a living. Isn't that Grand in this day and age.

“Hit the Red Knucklehead! ”

Since: Dec 06

Bangkok

#9 Mar 4, 2010
Old Jetbag wrote:
We all have needs and issues. However, when I worked for Eastern from the 70's until the end, the BITTER END! I NEVER crossed a pickett line, I had a mother with cancer dying, three children whom I still managed to clothe and feed and educate and NO HUSBAND, I was a widow! Talk about scared, but a "senior momma" back then took me aside and said that I would FIND a way to make it and if not to call her before I EVER thought about crossing the pickett line. Whenever times get tough I thing about that senior lady...tough as nails but just as determined to make things work for us ALL! I just had shoulder surgery and this week has been very bad, very bad indeed. I will not give up, I will do WHATEVER I need to do to return to health and to work and eventually retire. If you cross a pickett line in this work, no matter where you are, you defeat us ALL! Think before you act. I did and thank goodness I did not fall victim to fear, because now Frankie Lorenso cannot own an airline in the US. Not a bad outcome..saved MANY from our same fate. I am ALSO STILL in the industry! Take care all and fly safe and in solidarity! You are in my prayers.
It was a shame the way all the flight attendants at the once great Northwest Airlines crossed the mechanic's picket line.
sam

Pike Ntl Forest, CO

#10 Mar 4, 2010
Flight attendants these days do nothing to speak of! They stand in the galleys and gossip, make rude, unprofessional comments about the company that they work for, act as though they have been put out if you ask for something. They are surly and unprofessional! Any airhead can do their job! Trust me, been there, done that!

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