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BAA strikes?!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
So I'm meant to be going on holiday on bank holiday weekend... how will that effect my holiday? I can't see anything about it in my holiday paperwork!! :S

I cannot believe they decided on strike action!! Shocking... If they were in the army, or the NHS or the police etc maybe i'd have a tiny bit more sympathy but NO.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A lot of people who work in this industry are on shit pay for the hours they do! My friend who's an air hostess is on absolutely rubbish pay and has to
    rely on commission to make money and works awful hours too.

    I work in the NHS and the reason we basically can't go on strike, it's completely different...yeah you have your holiday cancelled/disrupted but its a lot different in people in the army, police NHS do it. Hence why they don't generally! Given the chance I'm sure half of them would though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They must get minimum wage though?!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    piecesofme wrote: »
    A lot of people who work in this industry are on shit pay for the hours they do! My friend who's an air hostess is on absolutely rubbish pay and has to
    rely on commission to make money and works awful hours too.

    I work in the NHS and the reason we basically can't go on strike, it's completely different...yeah you have your holiday cancelled/disrupted but its a lot different in people in the army, police NHS do it. Hence why they don't generally! Given the chance I'm sure half of them would though.

    She must not work for BA then as they are paid very well. Some senior cabin crew can extra £60k at BA.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Calvin wrote: »
    She must not work for BA then as they are paid very well. Some senior cabin crew can extra £60k at BA.

    Really?! I stand corrected :blush:

    But no she's defiantly not working for BA
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Indeed BA airstaff are the best paid in the industry and earn tons more than other airlines, which is why i have even less sympathy for them.

    Doesn't matter though, way they they keep on striking BA is gonna go bust anyways and then they'll have something to cry about.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its not BA -its BAA that are striking!! Even worse I think! Means the airports can't function, not just British Airways!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You may have to fly the plane yourself.
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