The week has started on a rather up-beat note with easyJet coming to an agreement with their truculent founder, Stelios, that avoids any further legal action. The only losers in this will be the lawyers and the on-lookers who found it rather entertaining to view the public display of dirty linen by the airline and its ex-boss. As an outsider, I would suggest this goes down as a narrow victory for Stelios because the airline are going to have to pay him very heavily for the use of his easy logo.
And do I hear sounds of peace breaking out between British Airways and their cabin crew? The union was about to ballot for another strike but has postponed this because of some “positive moves” from the airline. It is unlikely that any further industrial action would be supported by more than a minority of the total cabin staff of the airline so Unite no doubt wishes to avoid a possibly humiliating strike. We have heard optimistic noises before but, this time, it does sound as if something positive might happen. Let’s hope so because the majority of the airline’s crew deserve better leadership than they have had from their union – and they need support to stop the airline destroying their terms and conditions completely. Starting rates for new crew with the airline make one wonder how anyone can live in London on such a figure.