British Airways asks staff to work for free

Jun 16, 2009 | Posted by: Glitchrf | Full story: www.news.com.au

BRITISH Airways has asked tens of thousands of staff to work without pay for up to a month to improve the airline's finances.

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RWG

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Jun 16, 2009
 
As British Airways might form an alliance with American Airlines, I wonder if AAL's mismanagemnt will also ask their employees to work for free.
I'm sure that will go over real well considering the great labor relations between labor and mismanagement they have at American.

Since: May 08

Santee CA

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Jun 16, 2009
 

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Again if I could work free I'd have no reason to work. How would it be if you CEO'd for free. If you pay all my monthly bills I'll work free.
John

Orlando, FL

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Jun 17, 2009
 
RWG wrote:
As British Airways might form an alliance with American Airlines...
My information is that BA will be transfer a huge chunk of their global route system to American, who will actually add employees to pick up BA's route system.

This would be a huge win for American Airlines and would put AA back as the world's largest airline.
Capt Pushback

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Jun 17, 2009
 
Where do I sign up! I make way too much as it is.Hey, lets all jump on the bandwagon and make this idea fly! I"d be willing to sell one of my beach condos and donate the money to my boss Delta! What say you!
UA Employee

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Jun 17, 2009
 

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Ok now this CEO has alot of Balls!!! here is a thought, how about the CEO who makes the big bucks and has his millions on the bank, why doesn't he work for free. What as ass this loser is! I will never fly this airline now thats for sure!!
capt avgas

Jackson, MS

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Jun 17, 2009
 
American needs to file 13 so the pilots know what it's like to loose your pension, seniority, and future.
Dagny Taggert
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Jun 17, 2009
 
To each according to his needs...

From each according to his abilities...

Who is John Galt?
Buckeye

Union City, CA

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Jun 17, 2009
 
UAL did something similar a few years ago and delayed putting people in the street. I took a 30 day no paid leave (as well as some other folks) as I could afford it and it helped delay people going out the door for about a year and half.

Didn't Delta ask people to clean planes for free a year or so ago? How did that work out?

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Jun 17, 2009
 
Prost wrote:
Again if I could work free I'd have no reason to work. How would it be if you CEO'd for free. If you pay all my monthly bills I'll work free.
Right on, Prost!
Arby

Orlando, FL

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Jun 18, 2009
 
All to often we here take a pay cut, take unpaid leave and so forth.I never hear though about upper level mg. stock holders ect. takeing a cut maybe when everyone is on board then it would be wise to do so.
Fed up with BA

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Jun 22, 2009
 
I work for BA in the US. The fact is if every employee in the US worked for free for 1 year, it would only keep the company going for 2-3 weeks longer than the projected time left. approx 500 days. I agree with Richard B. let us go down in flames. Slick Willie should be fried....fired. either or will suffice.

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