December 17, 2009

British Airways Strike

A strike at one of the major Airlines could make holiday travel a major humbug, according to latest news from British Airways.

The prominent airliner is facing catasptrophe right before Christmas, as their cabin crews are set to strike right before the holiday, starting on Dec. 22nd, and staying out of the aisles until January second. The strike, one of the biggest in years for a major airline, is inspired by threatened staff cuts, frozen wages and other cutbacks that are seen as unfair to airline staff. But the airline says these are necessary in tough economic times to keep the planes flying.

British Airways Strike

seattle times

British Airways cabin crew will strike over Christmas, their union said Monday, throwing the plans of thousands of holiday travelers into uncertainty at one of the busiest times of the year. Strikes are to begin Dec. 22 and run for a dozen days until Jan. 2, said Len McCluskey, the assistant general secretary for Britain's Unite union. McCluskey said 92.5 percent of workers voted in favor of the action...

British Airways Strike

Posted at December 17, 2009 5:59 AM

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