Uncle Fluffy writes: "Angry staff at struggling multinational airline Air Afrique have taken their protests to the runway, preventing their new American boss from leaving the Ivory Coast, airport officials said on Saturday.

Jeffrey Erickson, a former TWA chief appointed in January to supervise a massive restructuring to keep the airline afloat, has
become a target for staff anger over plans to halve the 4,200-strong workforce.

When Erickson boarded a Paris-bound Air Afrique plane on Thursday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where the company is based, the
crew refused to take off until their chief executive got off, airport officials told Reuters.

The officials said he tried to leave again on Friday with another airline, but Air Afrique staff found out and blocked the runway until
he disembarked."


Last Friday the Financial Times reported that in England "Employers who snoop on staff e-mails and internet use could risk legal action from short-termworkers, as well as permanent employees, under plans to extend a controversial new code. "

The original draft code issued by the Information Commission provoked outrage from industry leaders last year. The final code is due by the end of this year. British bosses say that "allowing employees to delete e-mails permanently - as envisaged by the draft code - would be an "open door to criminality."

Yeah, like my friend who got fired for running down management in an e-mail, and another guy I know who was ratted out by the sys admin for doing a search on "men in shiny shirts" on company time.

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