CEO Threatens To Shut Down Airline Over Pilot Pay Dispute

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    While not directly relevant to customers, negotiations between airline work groups and management can be fascinating. Negotiations can often get pretty tense, and at some point one party just has to call the other's bluffs. For example, a few years back British Airways was having huge issues with their flight attendant union, at which point Willie Walsh, the CEO, made a threat. He basically said that if they weren't willing to compromise more then he'd never hire another flight attendant under their contract. They didn't believe him, but he followed through with it, which is how "mixed fleet" crews started. They're paid substantially less, have shorter layovers, stay at worse hotels, and in many cases are a fraction of the age of their more "traditional" colleagues. Heck, there are some 21 year old British Airways mixed fleet customer service managers out there. The post CEO Threatens To Shut Down Airline Over Pilot Pay Dispute appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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