British Airways cabin crew started a five-day strike Monday after last-ditch negotiations over the weekend collapsed, casting the shadow of long-term travel disruption over the upcoming holiday season.
British Airways (BA) cabin crew began a five-day strike on Monday after last-ditch weekend talks with the airline’s management over pay and working conditions failed to produce agreement.
Did Twitter wreck the talks?After discussions broke up on Saturday it emerged that Unite co-president Derek Simpson had been feeding live comments about the meeting to social networking site Twitter."About to make another attempt to persuade [BA chief executive] Willie Walsh to stop trying for regime change and stop being vindictive", he tweeted at 10:14 am, the first of 13 posts that day.Walsh said Sunday he was “shocked and angry” when he found out, saying the move “undermines the discussions that took place and raises questions about how the trade union operates.”Simpson has indicated he is ready to apologize to Walsh for his “twittering”.
Date created : 2010-05-24