Political Dresser

Memory Lane Monday: Who Does This Remind You Of?--- Round 4

Memory Lane Monday: Who Does This Remind You Of?--- Round 4

For this month’s installment of Who Does This Remind You Of? we’ve gone to a fairly big name in...

Genius Idea: Call Tourists Terrorists

Genius Idea: Call Tourists Terrorists

Spain has made no secret that they’re over their Tourist Industry.

Sweden’s Armed Forces Embraces Rainbow Laces

Sweden’s Armed Forces Embraces Rainbow Laces

Despite KLM missing the mark with their Gay Pride Click Campaign, Sweden’s Armed Forces weren’t...

Just Sayin’: Over The Iceland Bandwagon

Just Sayin’: Over The Iceland Bandwagon

To start with, we’d like to outline for the record, that PD covered Iceland long before the rest...

Faux Tiffanys Causes Costco to Pay Up

Faux Tiffanys Causes Costco to Pay Up

A fair amount of engagement rings (2,500) at remarkable whole-sale prices has put Costco and a...

Ebola Air Strike

Makes sense.Makes sense.Where do you fall on this matter? Should pilots be forced to fly to high risk areas?While considering changing our name to All Ebola News All the Time here at PD, the French are doing what they do best, striking.

As Air France plans to possibly reopen flights to Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the Rep for France’s Pilot’s Union Francois Hamant filed an official government compliant, citing that pilots cannot be forced to fly to epidemic stricken areas and they should not be subject to a loss of income for refusing to do so.

 Just stay away from the in-flight Ebola soup.

At this point, the World Health Organization continues to downplay the risk of flight crews coming into contact with Ebola, due to the “rigorous” screening the organization has set up at airports, while still maintaining that only one in ten healthcare workers aiding those infected, have in turn become infected themselves.Not an “African” disease.

The WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan said earlier this month that, “We must be careful not to characterize Ebola as an ‘African’ disease. This is an international issue, a global threat. We need to make sure Ebola patients and Ebola-affected countries aren’t stigmatized and isolated.”

In other news, Germany’s Lufthansa pilots are also on strike grounding a couple hundred European flights, not over contagion fears, but rather early retirement. 

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 Character restriction
Your text should be more than 2 characters
terms and condition.

People in this conversation

  • Guest (Fincap)

    They shouldn't have to fly there,

    but the company shouldn't have to pay them if they decide not to work.

    0 Like
  • Guest (district1c)

    No 9/11 article?

    0 Like
  • Guest (SepShop668)

    Have them fly with danger money. Problem solved.

    0 Like
  • Guest (Mark)

    The Germany military is doing it right though by asking for voluntary and compensating them UNLIKE the US military.

    0 Like

Search

Book Club

Social Widget

Due to the European Union's Cookie Act (it's not as delicious as it sounds) the EU wants you to know that we use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. More information.