Members of Unite, the British Airways crew union, are calling for bosses at Britain’s flagship carrier to reverse changes to cabin crew rosters, which the union claims were never the subject of consultation. What they really mean is that BA’s decision to cut one steward from all flights, and two on certain long-haul flights, has meant staff have to work a lot harder, with senior cabin crew now serving passengers in business class and managing everybody else walking the aisles. It looks set to be a long and ugly battle, and one which BA will have to decide if it can afford. Airlines have been severely affected by the global recession, with BA losing $2.6 million every day. But that doesn’t mean that passengers won’t fly with someone else if you can’t deliver. Read more: The Times
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