The first, from Socialist Worker is ... errrr ... slightly on the side of the MSV's:
"“I’m absolutely disgusted with the management,” said Paul, who had returned from a long-haul flight on Monday morning and come straight to the picket line.
“The atmosphere is horrible. They intimidate us all the time..
"Walsh has cut cabin crew numbers without negotiation with the union. He wants to attack workers’ pay and conditions and bring in a new fleet of workers on lower pay and with fewer rights.
Life is already hard for BA cabin crew.
“I used to love working here,” said Claire. “But the other day I was sat waiting for take-off and I thought, ‘what am I doing here?’ I’ve never felt like this before.
The right wing media and the Tory government blame cabin crew for this dispute. In reality Walsh has pursued it because he wants to smash the workers.
Everyone is watching the battle at BA. If workers win, against one of the most vicious, bullying bosses in Britain, it will show workers everywhere that they can fight back.
A victory could turn the tide against the bosses and the Tories’ offensive. Trade unionists must waste no time in rushing support and solidarity to the strikers.
Oh dearie, dearie, dear. Those poor wee lambs.
The second, in the Times and provocatively entitled "Why should BA’s cabin crew be paid more than nurses?", could perhaps to be said to be more against than for:
"Apart from MPs, has any group’s reputation plummeted as fast as that of air stewardesses? Within a generation they have gone from being sophisticated glamour girls to a bunch of moody Trotskyites.
BA’s cabin staff have not even begun to understand that the airline industry is no longer an officially sanctioned cartel, where governments fixed prices and staff lived a cushioned existence
BA cabin crew average earnings work out at £603 per week. What occupation would they like to be compared with? Travel and tour guides — whose median earnings according to the Office for National Statistics’ annual survey of hours and earnings 2009 stood at £267 per week? Waiters and waitresses (£237)? Leisure and other personal service occupations (£341)?
BA cabin crew even earn more than nurses (£581) and are not far short of engineering professionals (£683). Can anyone come up with a convincing argument why the people who serve coffee on board an aircraft should be paid almost as much as the people who keep it in the air?"
CF knows which one he's more inclined to believe. How about you?