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British Airways Strikes A Blow For Mickey Mouse Unions

by | 17th, December 2009

unitedwestand THE British Airways strike has taught us one thing. No, not that Bolshy well-paid union staff can bring down a business and ruin Christmas for the people who pay their wages. Not only that.

The shocker is that trolley dollies have a union: the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association ( Bassa ), a branch of the Unite monolith. The head of Bassa is Lizanne Malone, a senior stewardess and the union’s chairman ”.

She manages to conduct business from 5,500 miles away in the sizzling Californian sunshine ”, earning an estimated £50,000 a year, and is still paid, even though, for at least a year, she has not actually been working on any flights while recovering from osteoporosis in her foot .”

Is 55 degrees in the rain “sizzling”?

Well, so says the Daily Mail , which hasn’t spoken with Malone but has done

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