At a time when many are enjoying their summer break in far-off climes, spare a thought for the six thousand poor militant workers at British Airways.
It seems that Willie Walsh, BA Chief Executive and ‘bete noir’ of the strikers, decided to take away their perks and privileges whilst they refused to work – including worldwide air travel at up to a tenth of the fares the rest of us pay.
Thanks heavens for Unite, the union representing these tragic unfortunates. It seems they’ve stepped in with the argument that withdrawal of these perks "…breaches European human rights legislation".
British Airways has commented that if Unite’s claim is made formally through the courts, they will vigorously defend their position.
Somehow I don’t think that will be too hard.