So the British Airways cabin crew unions have decided to call two strikes of three days each. This would make good background for a blockbusting film of what life was like when unions controlled industry and businesses were driven to ruin. [more]
With this in mind I have written to [actor] Michael Winner and suggested he stops appearing in all those silly television advertisements and returns to films in order to direct "Death Wish Six" a tale of intransigence, greed and revenge. I think Charles Bronson is now too old for the lead role so I suggested the blind union leader could be [Unite Assistant General Secretary and lead negotiator with British Airways] Len McCluskey, playing himself.
The storyline is no longer fully played out yet by I predict that a mighty plague is likely to play its part. This will be when a huge number of supposed strikers will phone in sick in order to try and keep off the '"punishment" list BA will be compiling. Every time there has been a strike in the past, the BA "sick" list multiplies alarmingly. I expect that is why the union has changed plans from one long strike to two short ones as it is easier to throw a "sickie" for a few days.
I am still waiting for Michael Winner to get back to me. Equally BA has still not responded to my application for cabin crew
. Do you think they are both trying to tell me something?This post was syndicated from the blog of former managing director of HRG UK Mike Platt