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British Airways CEO Willie Walsh warns no compromise on cost cutting plans

24-Nov-2009 1:14 PM

British Airways CEO, Willie Walsh reportedly warned cabin crew staff he has no plans to compromise on cost cutting initiatives, ahead of the staff’s plans to strike in late Dec-2009 (Financial Times, 23-Nov-2009). According to Mr Walsh, the proposed strike is “very, very different” from issues in Jan-2007, in which a deal was made with cabin crew prior to industrial action.

British Airways: "In 2007 I saw things that I wasn't happy with. I saw there was some merit in the arguments that were being made…I implemented these [cost cutting] changes because I believed it was the right thing for the business to do," Willie Walsh, CEO. Source: Financial Times, 23-Nov-2009.