Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Unite Members Threatened by BA

There are widespread reports of Unite trade union members being intimidated by management in British Airways. This has been one of the main factors in creating such staunch support for industrial action against one of the UK's most high profile companies.

Yet, in a week when this dreadful behaviour has been highlighted, the Tories and Lib Dems have instead concentrated on the percieved behaviour of a senior public servant based in London (Downing Street). I am not for a moment condoning any behaviour appearing to be bullying and harrassment, but surely if these parties are serious about bullying in the workplace, then they would also highlight what is going on in British Airways?

To be so inconsistent, does not exactly help their cause when claiming the moral high ground with the public servant in Question. In fact, the handling by the British parties of this whole shoddy affair has done nothing to highlight the problem of workplace bullying and everything to further demean the name of Westminster politics.

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