cuts and tax rises start to bite hard, but isn’t it necessary for the Eurozone to
Trade unionists and angry workers in the
airline industry have been voting with their feet this week against the planned austerity cuts and
inevitable tax rises throughout Europe. They have called a series of Europe-wide strikes, from
Wednesday, including grounding flights, closing schools and shutting down airport
Portugal are the two countries leading the strike action in what has become known as “European Day of
Action and Solidarity”, with further action to take place in Greece and Italy. Spain’s principle
unions, CCOO and UGT have declared “They are taking away our future!” and pickets have sprung up in
airports and at railway and bus terminals. As a result of this strike action, over 600 flights
have been cancelled by airlines, such as Air Europa, BA, Ryananir, Veuling, easyJet, Iberia and Air
people garnering themselves for their impending winter breaks abroad and skiing holidays, surely
strikers are setting themselves up for a battering from the general public unable to get to their
destination due to cancelled flights? Many passengers are re-booking their flights on alternative
dates and that has a knock-on effect on any accommodation they’ve booked, and whilst they are being
allowed to re-book their flights free of charge, the same may possibly not be said for any
accommodation. Hitting the pocket of British holidaymaker before they’ve even left the ground will
not gather support for their action, and may even act as an extreme negative.
of us, due to the financial crisis across the UK and Europe, is cutting back; we all have to adhere to
austerity measures, be it our own or those inferred on us by other dominant forces, i.e. the government,
and worldwide we are taking on board tax rises in order to redress huge financial deficits, be it the
British pound, the Euro or any other currency.
strike action on such a large scale within the airline industry that has a knock-on effect on the
general public due to the cancellation of an enormous number of flights, the very ‘hand that feeds you’
by booking flights to foreign destinations for whatever reason, might well be perceived as a step too
far by many…
At Heathrow Gatwick
we’re proud of our track record… we don’t cancel airport transfers.
Even if we have a car that breaks down, we will ensure that we find another car to make sure that you
arrive at the airport on time.
competitive prices include our free Meet &
a free Baby Seat if needed, and we don’t charge you to book yourairport transfer taxi online!