Friday, June 19, 2009

BA to provide luxury food and drink for Taste of London week

Press release from Unite the union:

Unite, the UK's biggest union, is angered by the news today (Thursday) that British Airways are to provide free champagne and smoked salmon for 'taste of London week'.

Unite national officer for civil air transport, Brian Boyd, said: "At a time when BA are trying to take the bread from our members' tables, it is ironic that they choose to sponsor an event which promotes good food.

"Whoever is responsible for PR within the company really needs to develop a strategy which is more appropriate for the current state of BA".

Unite national officer for civil air transport, Steve Turner, added: "While BA ask their lowest paid to work for nothing [...] they add to our anger by supplying champagne and salmon to their friends. It beggars belief".

1 comment:

Jon said...

It's a fair point, it is not good PR to be sponsoring an event when BA are asking staff to take unpaid leave, but I think that TOL is something that they had already committed to long before the recession really hit.