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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by bigyin
NO...they didn't "abandon" airplanes. Read the article.
(BTW....pilots are smart. We know how to self-manage, if necessary, without ATC. ATC effectively increases the flow of traffic, by co-ordinating it, from their viewpoint. Left to our own devices, pilots can just talk to each other, same radios used to communicate with ATC! It happens now and then, and is no big deal. Especially nowadays, every airliner is equipped with TCAS.....)
People seem to always misunderstand the nature of such job actions...they here "walkout" and visualize it literally...
They called in sick. From home. They did NOT report for work. When police officers do this, they dub it the "blue flu".
These sorts of work stoppages are well-advertised ahead of time. As you see in the articles, the Spanish airspace, and airports, were systematically shut down ahead of time.....
edit on 3 December 2010 by weedwhacker because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MGriff
It's everywhere. This is a major problem with the government benefits and services many western citizens are used to having. Once it becomes unsustainable, people are furious that they are no longer provided the same services before.edit on 3-12-2010 by MGriff because: (no reason given)