The Daily Mirror has the low-down on Gate Gourmet’s tactics:
In a secret internal briefing entitled “Mile Stones” and marked “Confidential”, BA’s caterer Gate Gourmet declared: “Recruit, train and security check drivers.
“Announce intention to trade union, provoking unofficial industrial action from staff. Dismiss current workforce. Replace with new staff.”
The shocking move was part of a 15-week timetable, first mooted a year ago, to provoke workers into striking so they could be replaced with cheap East European labour trained at secret bases.
Documents seen by the Mirror also prove that catering staff were to be lied to while BA and BAA were to be tipped off weeks before the plot went ahead. It is not known if the tip-off went ahead.
Says it all, really.
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