El ministro de Transportes británico, Andrew Adonis, solicitó al personal de tripulación en cabina de la aerolínea British Airways (BA) que desconvoque la huelga de tres días que el sindicato de esta rama de BA ha programado a partir del 20 de marzo y de otros cuatro a partir del 27. Según Adonis, el paro provocará graves perjuicios a los pasajeros y amenaza la propia existencia de la compañía.
LO CIERTO ES QUE VARIOS SINDICATLISTAS ALREDEDOR DE TODO EL MUNDO SE HAN SOLIRADIZADO CON LOS TCP DE BRITISH AIRWAYS Y TANTO LOS COMPAÑEROS DE AIR FRANCE, COMO VARIOS AMERICANOS, ALEMANES Y AUSTRALIANOS IRÁN A LA HUELGA TAMBIÉN.
LA SIGUIENTE CARTA FUE ESCRITA POR UNA VALIENTE TCP DE BRITISH. SE QUEJA DE WALSH ( GERENTE DE BRITISH) BROWN ( PRIMER MINISTRO BRITÁNICO) Y ADONIS (MINISTRO DE TRANSPORTE BRITÁNICO ) DISFRUTADLA
ESTO LO HA CAUSADO EL FUTURO GERENTE DE LA FUSIONADA » IBERIA-BRITISH AIRWAYS » SUERTE !!!
Dear Mr. Walsh, Mr. Brown and Lord Adonis.
Firstly, our congratulations, you have almost pulled it off – for
different reasons of course but essentially, when it comes down to it, the
same reason – self aggrandisement.
Mr. Walsh, you have successfully hijacked the spirit of British Airways
and made it all about you and you alone, whilst Mr. Brown and Lord Adonis
to your shame, you have unquestioningly gone along with it. There can be
no other way than Mr. Walsh’s. Forget the fact that many cabin crew have
worked proudly for this airline for ten, twenty, thirty or even forty
years; that whole families have followed in this profession of serving
passengers though generations.
We were here before you came Mr. Walsh and we will be here when you have
You may have been CEO through the worst headlines that BA has ever
endured – numerous price fixing scandals and T5 disasters, but it is the
almost clandestine move of charging British Airways’ customers a premium
price whilst delivering a low cost service that will be your lasting
Far from keeping the flag flying, under your stewardship Mr. Walsh, our
airline has become a faded and tattered version of itself.
The media that cheer your iron fisted, jingoistic approach to staff
relations will perhaps discover your real motives; as the high standards
of service that British Airways prides itself on are allowed to dwindle
away in the pursuit of lower costs.
Again, shame on you Mr. Brown and Lord Adonis for choosing to be so
ill-informed regarding the real reasons for our dispute, and equally for
buying into that same myth for your own political ends. The general
election is due to be called on one of our strike dates and in a moral
panic, without even bothering to look beyond the headlines and find out
what really this is all about, you both leapt enthusiastically and
cynically on the bandwagon of criticism.
After thirteen years in power you both finally choose to face down and
condemn «union power». Except you got it wrong; this is not a hotbed of
irresponsible left- wing militants trying to bring down an airline, but a
predominantly female, professional and loyal, family orientated, middle
England and middle class workforce, desperately trying to save it.
So bravo chaps.
And the worse thing? You all know this, but it suits your different aims
to allow decent, hard working, caring people to be falsely demonized in
We know the good job that we do for our airline, and our customers
appreciate the way we look after them; we don’t want to strike nor do we
want to inconvenience a single customer, but we feel that we have been
left with no other way to get our voices heard.
The campaign against cabin crew is helping British Airways to adopt a
service style synonymous with our current cheerless CEO. We don’t want
that; we want to be proud to do the job that we love. We want to be able
to say, «yes we can» and «hope you enjoyed your flight», not spend the
whole flight apologising for ill thought through cost cutting measures. We
want to come to work without fear and with pride once again.
We firmly believe that it is cabin crew who truly fly the flag for our
airline – and yes, with a smile, not a sneer.
British Airways Cabin Crew