British Airways Unite trade union workers are on strike. For the interim BA is flying 1100 of their 1950 scheduled flights - 60% -- in a brilliant piece of service-good-enough logic devised by Willie Walsh CEO of BA/BYOB.
The remaining 850 flights are serviced by Unite who decided not to come to work in protest of the crummy-service-principal espoused by Willie and - oh yes the important stuff - the pay and conditions dispute.
The whole falderal is supposed to last a few days -- which is 3, and not 2 or 4 as some misguided individuals believe.
The American business and computer programming principal that 80% is good enough has shrewdly been altered by BA to accommodate the fact they could only drum up the amount of planes and non-union employees to service 1100, or 60%, of the flights.
The business plan was implemented when Unite and Willie couldn't agree after hour upon hour of arguing about football rules.
After the 3 days planned strike a breather will be taken and they will be back at it over Easter weekend.