"Gate Gourmet, which is undertaking restructuring amid financial losses, said it was trying to resolve the dispute. The company, owned by U.S.-based Texas Pacific Group, reported a loss of 23 million pounds ($41.25 million) in the last fiscal year, and was expecting a 25 million pound ($44.84 million) loss for the current year."
I wonder where Gateway Gourmet will find the money.
I've worked for two unionized companies, and trying to implement an quality improvement initiative was like pulling teeth. The attitude and antagonism and the imicilic work rules were patheticly incredible.
I have worked for a non-union company union for the last 15 years. The working relationship is supportive and cooperative ... something I did not experience in a union shop.
The company I work for now has a sister plant that is in the process of moving to Mexico partially because of its highly paid inefficient and uncooperative union workforce. A few years ago, the sister company built a lunchroom for its employees. The union workforce mostly refused to use it because they would rather drink in their cars or drink their lunch in the bar. On the occasions that I visited the sister plant, the workers were generally antagonistic, and it was nearly impossible to get anything done.
Socialism - Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all