Alitalia may have reached the end of the runway earlier this week when investors withdrew their one billion euro offer to save its ass. In what is shaping up to be the never-ending story of Alitalia’s demise, six of the nine unions are finding themselves in the hotseat, Berlu is blaming the left, the left is blaming Berlu, 20,000 people are set to lose their jobs and the rest of us are sick of hearing about it.
Because they are all wrong!
David, of The Padova Chronicles recounted the sentiments of the 80 flight attendants who recently held a sit-in to show opposition for the now defunct proposal.
(They opposed) … things like “workers and airplanes being moved around to where they are needed, pay would be connected to hours worked, in short everything would be based on productivity.” One could see how the company went bankrupt with workers fighting against such “harsh” treatment; without even taking into consideration how badly it was managed.
Of course, this could have been avoided had the Air France/KLM merger not been thwarted earlier this year by the re-election-seeking uber-billionaire politician everyone loves to hate. And quite frankly for too many Italians the price is just too high.
Have you been following the Alitalia “should we stay or should we go” fiasco? If not, there is a full recap of recent events at The Padova Chronicles. So who do you think is to blame and what, if anything can be done now?
* This post was accurate at the time it was written. With Alitalia’s fate changing more quickly than they ever flew through the skies … who the hell knows now.