[Marxism] Re: Workers disrupt flights at Heathrow

Jscotlive at aol.com Jscotlive at aol.com
Fri Aug 12 02:31:18 MDT 2005

Workers at an aircraft catering firm based at Heathrow went on  unofficial 
strike after the company hired 130 casual workers. The company  reacted by 
sacking their entire workforce and baggage handlers working at  one of the 
terminals at Heathrow walked out in solidarity, bringing all  British Airways flights 
to a standstill.
It was reported on the BBC news yesterday that BA have lost an  estimated 40 
million pounds, around 80 million dollars, so far as a  result of the strike.
Now their executives and major shareholders know where the real power  is. 
Their Chief Executive was on TV doing what Chief Executives always do,  trying 
to demonise the workers and accusing them of letting down the  customers.
Half of their staff probably couldn't even afford to fly BA, and as for the  
catering workers involved, their average wage is just above minimum  wage.
More power to them.

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