"Don't bite the hand that feeds you".. if certain employees are not willing to play nice, then it is very hard to have any sympathy for them. This was a benefit. Bad employees shouldn't get rewarded ;)
A perfect example of divide and rule in action. A perfect example of the result of a seventies style of cutting your nose of to spite you face strike, win nothing... lose even more.
I don't have the patience for anyone that believes they should go on strike in a recession, let alone those that only want to strike on a wet Wednesday afternoon because they haven't the balls to risk striking all out for a result they believe in.
Good psychology by Walsh to get the public even more onside.
I wonder if the 'perk' had been, for example, a childcare creche he would have dared remove it? The travel perk presents a mental picture of all the cabin crew in exotic locations - just what management want us to think.
I don't pretend to know all the difficulties of this dispute, but ( just as Maggie and the miners) there are always two sides, and the real ins and outs will not be known for years to come.