A news article caught my attention today about the potential of industrial action by the employees of a company who handles gate operations. The strike would potentially affect thousands of people passing through that airport causing delays, cancellations and even missed holidays and trips. We’re not talking cargo here, immaterial things like pet supplies or car parts, but carrying paying passengers for the airlines. From one side, I can understand employees wanting to fight for what they believe is fair pay, but on the other hand, why should third parties be caught in the cross-fire?
In my opinion employees have the choice where they want to work, the salaries they’re employed at are the fruit of negotiation and free choice, so why should a union use innocent bystanders as hostages in their negotiations? I’s a cowardly tactic and I hope it bears little fruit.