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UK Air strike (industrial dispute)

I see BAA staff are balloting for
a strike on the 27th Dec.

I'm going on holiday through Heathrow
on the 27th.



*******s!

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Every worker in the world has the legal right to withdraw their labour if voted upon and democratically agreed, having had good reason for that vote taking place.

Instead of instantly calling the strikers '*******s' Have a little think or research the situation, why have they felt the need to reach the strike stage?

More often than not it's not the strikers who are the *******s, but those who have driven them to it.
 
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Hmmm.... specifically targeting the Christmas week
to inconveniencing the general public instead of
business travellers?


I stand by my statement.


I've had enough of strikes this year.
 
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Hmmm.... specifically targeting the Christmas week
to inconveniencing the general public instead of
business travellers?


I stand by my statement.


I've had enough of strikes this year.
If you want to call a strike, you call it at a time when it will cause most disruption, to get most attention, and to cause most grievance toward the issue (and subsequently give you maximum chance of your company backing down over the issue about which you're striking)

It's not rocket science.

Good for 'em I say.

We're largely a nation of walk over merchants in this country, our conditions and wages are chopped about left right and centre, and we just let it happen without so much as a whimper.

I like to see people with a bit of fight left in them, makes me realise that we're not beaten yet.
 
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Nev, you are right. I use Heathrow a lot. The staff there are lazy, rude and really unhelpfull. I would fire the lot.
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There's not a single word on the "Unite"
website. Obviously keeping it quiet
for maximum impact on the day.
 
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They won't say anything until the ballots are in and results counted
 
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Well, as a stay at home,sit by the candle Ebeneezer, won't affect me too much. Sorry to hear it may be diffiicult for some, but as we live pretty close to Garston Stack, the 27th. will be boring, not seeing he 'sharks' circling, prior to landing.:
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You're on a loser here, Nev. Remember, most on here generally approve of the principle of inflicting economic disruption on others (and ruining their travel arrangements) for their own financial self-interest.
 
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So should I go on strike then.....no pay rise for five years...regularly get unfair deductions..have to work long after contracted hours most days.... They ring at 4-45pm and give you up to five new jobs..just try refusing..20 days holiday..no sick pay scheme.

I'm in a Union, but we are not unionised, so they walk all over us. You only option is to leave, which is not how it should be. We operate on goodwill really. The workers at our place repeatedly demonstrate their good will (they are a nice bunch of hard working people) and regularly get taken advantage of..with the occasional 'thanks for all the hard work'.

We do lose too many good engineers though who get ****ed off and leave, but management don't listen, or do but don't care. I'm seriously thinking of setting up on my own.

What would you do?

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Let's organise a passenger strike!

 
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Some may smile a little, who live in close proximity to Heathrow I suspect. Family member resided in Southall in the forties, through to the sixties, when the original airfield had marquees erected.

Obviously the clocks can't be turned back, but it was nice to have seen how it was in the past.: Airports, Global Warming, Feed the World. Oh! Dear, how one sided some are?:
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Heathrow is not very well situated ZF.
(See poll in the poll-lounge )



I suppose I'm not very sympathetic to strike
action, having never been in a union and
living in France for +10 years; where you
get to see the laziest workforces get away
with the most outrageous bullying and criminality.
 
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Gosh what a title nev...I thought that we were under attack.


So are you really saying that the toerrorists who can cause so much devastation with a bomb should really join a Union and create as much mayhem with no damage to property.

"You cant touch me I'm part of the union."


Remember as history has shown ...Todays terrorist is tomorrows freedom fighter.


Not so long ago "Jack Frost" was britains biggest threat to Britisg Rail...Every year he caused so much disruption.
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Nev, you are right. I use Heathrow a lot. The staff there are lazy, rude and really unhelpfull. I would fire the lot.
Why are the staff lazy, rude and unhelpful? In my experience, well paid, well treated staff are only too happy to go above and beyond the call of duty while they're at work.

Low paid, unmotivated, badly treated and unappreciated staff tend to be lazy, rude and unhelpful......
 
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I'm worried about ZF..he's sounding more and more like Ron Manager...but maybe, just maybe..they are one and the same man.....

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In my experience, well paid, well treated staff are only too happy to go above and beyond the call of duty while they're at work.
Have you been to France HST?!
 
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Have you been to France HST?!
Yeah I have, and I've always admired the public sector workers spirit and fight. We could learn a lot from them over here.

We work too many hours , for too little pay, institutionalised unpaid overtime is commonplace, as are changes in working practice and contract without agreement.

We're a soft touch in Britain, and managers know it only too well
 
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I think we need to find a middle ground.
Once you've got a public sector functionaire's
job in France you can literally put your feet up
and relax for the next 40 years and wait
for you final salary pension.

It's a joke to walk into Post Offices, Tax Offices,
Train Stations etc and see them all in the
back offices not even trying to hide their
inactivity. After all, they can't be fired for it.

But I kind of agree the UK has gone to far down
the road following the US in some respects.
 
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My ignorance is profound, I try to tread the middle line, wishing to please everyone, because I'm a friendly type, really. Just so very pleased that I can sit at home and watch the hustle and bustle of life, without being too involved.

Nev,I suppose it's not convenient to use another method of transport? I rather fancy a train journey for a change, as airports irritate a well 'past it' person. AL, dispel my ignorance a little, who's Ron Manager?
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Nev,I suppose it's not convenient to use another method of transport? I rather fancy a train journey for a change, as airports irritate a well 'past it' person. AL, dispel my ignorance a little, who's Ron Manager?
Flying to the US ZF.

Will have to wait and see. If strike goes ahead,
will probably purchase tickets to go via Paris.
 
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Flying to the US ZF.

Will have to wait and see. If strike goes ahead,
will probably purchase tickets to go via Paris.
with all those lovely euros why not go from there in the first place.Or go from Glasgow and bring an Imasaf exhaust with you and i'll meet you at the airport.

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Why are the staff lazy, rude and unhelpful? In my experience, well paid, well treated staff are only too happy to go above and beyond the call of duty while they're at work.

Low paid, unmotivated, badly treated and unappreciated staff tend to be lazy, rude and unhelpful......

No. the staff are lazy and so on because of cowardly management, who are too frightened of the unions to instill any sort of discipline. Anyway, the staff can leave if they don't like the conditions. They have no right to take it out on passengers, who are already stressed out from having to use one of the most disgusting airports in the world.
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When I read the title of this poll, my initial reaction was "what the fcuk have the friendly fired now". sad isn't it
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There you are ZF.....don't take it too seriously...PLEEZE

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