British Airways Chief Executive Rod Eddington rejected any suggestion that the carrier should have been better prepared for the wildcat strike in sympathy with fired Gate Gourmet workers that caused a third consecutive summer of disruption to BA flights. The carrier has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the strike (ATWOnline, Aug. 19). "Our most senior trade union rep told me he didn't see this coming," Eddington said in an interview with the Financial Times. "I am the ...

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