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  • Pissed
    December 18, 2012 - 10:45

    FIRE THEM ALL. They are scum just trying to use passengers in their sick plight to greediness!!!

  • Sanford
    December 17, 2012 - 12:48

    Allow, say, half an hour for employees to respond to 'weather call-in'; then hire independant individuals on short term contract.

  • Strike Sucks
    December 17, 2012 - 10:57

    Unions are like cancer. They may not kill people, but they can kill the public's respect for the company and maybe even eventually lead to the company's demise thanks. Just goes to show what selfishness and greed can do.

  • Robb
    December 17, 2012 - 09:14

    What a load.....unions will be a thing of the past..........they use all the tactics but cry fowl when they don't get their way........the greed and the laziness is just sickening. I say, pull a Ronald Reagan.....fire the works and bring in new workers under a new law called "Right to work"........well, that's is what is happening in the states, and it will only be a matter of time before this mentality spreads....to get rid of the scabs of labour.....hopefully then we can get people who actually want to work and appreciate their pay.

  • Get With Reality
    December 17, 2012 - 08:36

    What the union's tactic is, in this case, creating a major impact so that they can get what they're fighting for much faster. That doesn't really work. Besides, the airport authority, as well as other companies, are on to such schemes. History has proven that workers walk off the job and wait for something bad to happen so that the company can get a rude awakening and force the company to give in to their demands. The fact is, the union thinks they have the money to give them what they want, and really they do not. And even if they do, they have to spend it on other stuff, such as expansion, which does take priority. Really what will the outcome be for such rude awakenings? Back-to-work legislation with a smaller pay hike, or nothing at all and the strike continuing. The company will likely act as if they would say to the union "Nice try, you fail". Not to mention that if they got what they are fighting for, where will most of that 58% pay hike go to? You got it: TAXES.

  • ger
    December 17, 2012 - 07:40

    The key phrase here is " whatever resourses they could get hold of " Of course if people don't answer their phones etc. then they can't be called in. Also, if the airport is so short equipment etc. then why is there not a major problem keeping the runways open when there isn't a strike??

  • Another pawn
    December 17, 2012 - 07:14

    “That’s absolutely incorrect,” he said. “We co-operated. We allowed them to call in whatever resources they could get a hold of. The fact is, they’re underprepared for the winter.” Typical union rersponse. How many operators do you think airport management were actually able to "get a hold of"?