Alitalia staff rejected rescue plan which would have eliminated a number of jobs and cut cabin crew and pilot pay rates by approximately 8%. http://atwonline.com/airlines/alita...m=email&elq2=34777e9eab62439e9514246168e835eb I can't say I'm surprised. Alitalia employees have always had the attitude that someone (usually the government ) has to come up with sufficient money to keep the airline running without a single job or lira of pay sacrficed by the employees. When I worked for Texaco, I had several assignments at Texaco Italia in Rome. I'm a union member (APFA) now myself, But when I was with Texaco, all the managers in the Rome office were members of a national managers'union. Isn't managers union an oxymoron? There seemed to be so many strikes at Alitalia in those days that the company always flew us from Houston to Rome on KLM with a change of planes at Amsterdam. In the years I was with Texaco, I was booked on Alitalia exactly once (no other choice on a tight schedule at the time) because the company didn't want us to be stranded somewhere en route. If Alitalia goes into BK, it may very well be the end of the airline because Alitalia's financial partners (I think Etihad is one) have said that they will not provide further funding if the employees reject the reorganization plan.