Tuesday, September 14, 2010


After this summer's entertaining resignation of a flight assistant who, tired of abuse from passengers, exited from his plane via the evacuation slide with a can of beer, the latest example of worker resistence also comes from the aviation industry.

Ryanair's Captain Morgan Fischer has written to the Financial Times suggesting Michael O'Leary should be replaced by a junior flight assistant, instead of dropping co-pilots. This in response to O'Leary's idea of training flight assistants to help pilots in emergencies.

It's not 1917 yet, but it's a start.