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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8102862.stm

    British Airways is asking thousands of staff to work for nothing, for up to one month, to help the airline survive.

    The appeal, sent by e-mail to more than 30,000 workers in the UK, asks them to volunteer for between one week and one month's unpaid leave, or unpaid work.


    Welcome to the future. Even if you have a job, the pay is going to be zero.

    Still house prices are going up 2.6% per month, so Labour must be doing something right.
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    It sounds to me that BA are going bust.

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    Everything will be fine once we get the printing presses working.

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    ALL the staff should take the same month off at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8102862.stm

    British Airways is asking thousands of staff to work for nothing, for up to one month, to help the airline survive.

    The appeal, sent by e-mail to more than 30,000 workers in the UK, asks them to volunteer for between one week and one month's unpaid leave, or unpaid work.


    Welcome to the future. Even if you have a job, the pay is going to be zero.

    Still house prices are going up 2.6% per month, so Labour must be doing something right.
    You've heard my diatribe on single chain events in house price inflation, and the five mini-falls in house prices 1993-2007?

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    Is that a typo?

    "forgoing his month's salary of £61,000. " !!

    The company is asking people earning 20-30k a year and this guy is dropping 61K a month.

    If this is not a typo, what a magnanimus gesture. Surely he has no war chest, if he is earnign such a pittance.

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    if it goes bust the gov will step in anyway and buy it up - they wont let BA go under

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimjamuk View Post
    if it goes bust the gov will step in anyway and buy it up - they wont let BA go under
    I think HMG still are a large shareholder in BA(?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8102862.stm

    British Airways is asking thousands of staff to work for nothing, for up to one month, to help the airline survive.

    The appeal, sent by e-mail to more than 30,000 workers in the UK, asks them to volunteer for between one week and one month's unpaid leave, or unpaid work.

    Welcome to the future. Even if you have a job, the pay is going to be zero.
    Back in 2003 when we contractors were being forced to take a cut, a fellow contractor reckoned that it would be the permies' turn next.

    Looks like he was right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimjamuk View Post
    if it goes bust the gov will step in anyway and buy it up - they wont let BA go under
    Too big to fail? Swissair went down years ago, and then we have GM and the banks.

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