07 April 2008

BALPA and BA - Its getting very ugly. Are we headed for a summer of discontent?

BA's pilots as represented by BALPA today issued an open letter (see below) questioning the current management of the airline. Without directly calling for Irishman - Willie Walsh's resignation- they are clearly a bunch of unhappy bunnies. Their main beef with BA's management is over OpenSkies (the airline) whch it was announced today will start service in June 2008.

The current sentiment ties the debacle at T5 (still hasn't had a full day) to BA's management and as a symptom not necessarily an accident.

This is going to get ugly before it gets better. Lets hope the two can kiss and make up or else we will have another summer of discontent. Then BA will have a real "Annus horribilis".




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