I'm sorry for those workers at Alitalia who just want to get on with their jobs as we watch the latest antics of those who feel strike action is the way forward.
As we comment in the latest print edition of Airline Business, this hardy carrier has finally found a strategic investor willing to take a big gamble on its future. It's a precarious future too, what with the industry recession and competitors from all sides biting chunks out of the Italian market every day.
So, to those taking strike action, the message has got to be give it a chance and give your fellow workers a chance. Your current action is selfish and I believe totally futile.