http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41311603 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41319482 Well, not much really. Both a disaffected and demoralised workforce who are treated as mushrooms by their employers and are leaving the business in droves. Where the difference arises of course is that Ryanair can cut back their services to accommodate their loss of pilots and other workforce, with the repercussions on their customers being pretty much a one off. Now, I have every sympathy with these people who have lost their holidays. If it was me, I would be hopping mad even if some compensation was offered. Meanwhile, the tragic and disgraceful leaching and loss of teachers from our schools (remind me how many NQTs leave every year) is nothing less than a disaster for the children who are caught in the middle. They only have one chance at their education and it is the basis of all that follows in their lives. Classes stuffed too full, a succession of supply teachers, lack of planning and running the school properly by SMT trying to fill the holes in the timetable and the effect that a teacher going through a breakdown must have on a class. And more. Clearly holidays are more important than decent education, and we hear all about Ryanair's mess in the media, "This is a disaster! " However, the real disaster of the destruction of thousands of children's education pretty much goes unreported in much of the media. Next year people will simply use another air line to book their holidays, putting down this year as experience. And there in lies the rub. There is a wholesale conspiracy by our plutocracy to dismantle our state education system by starving it of resources, and the needs of schools, teachers and children, to encourage it's replacement by an independent one. But in the process, cynically ignoring the lives of the children who will suffer the change through out the rest of their lives.