So the BA Strikes are now ruled legal, and we’re looking at the next round starting Monday.
Of course BA is disappointed, whilst Union members were singing “We are the Champions”.
However Unite were quick to quote:
“This is not a moment for being triumphant. We shouldn’t have been in this process. The case brought by BA was trivial and, in my opinion, irresponsible.”
So singing “We are the Champions” isn’t a triumph then.
BA have responded with:
“We will implement our contingency plan to keep British Airways flying,” the company said in a statement.
“Unite’s strikes have failed twice and they will fail again.”
Both sides have bedded in hard for the long run on this one, and unless both find common ground and realise that the age of monopolistic routes is long gone and that its a fight for every passenger in these environments no matter if they’re in a First, Business or an Economy seat.
And passengers if they don’t feel confident will move their traffic elsewhere. It’s not hard to see with prices shooting up dramaticly on all sides since each round of strikes, taking advantage of BA compromised position.
In addition, both corperate customers and lesuire customers love one thing – certainty. If there is a wiff of uncertainty, people will look elsewhere…
And people are starting to look.