A man walks by garbage dumped around rubbish bins in the street on November 6, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council started an indefinite strike yesterday which was called by the trade unions. Franchise firms which employ them plan to axe around 1,000 jobs and those who will remain will have to face working for a 40 percent cut of their wages. (Getty Images)
Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words.