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After the air controllers went on a strike that disrupted flights on 22nd of March,  staff at Air France are now staging a walkout. The strike, the second in little more than a month, will see 25 percent of flights grounded.

Staff, including pilots and cabin crew, at France’s biggest airline are on strike, seeking a six percent salary hike across the board to compensate for what they say are stagnating wages and inflation.

The demand is far greater than the offer made by management, a general increase of 1 percent to be paid in two installments, as well as incentives. The company has also proposed a salary-adjustment mechanism for staff whose individual salary increased less quickly than the inflation between 2011 and 2017.

Offer rejected

Eleven trade unions at the company, covering all categories of workers, have rejected the offer and promised another walkout on 30th of March.

SNPL union leader Philippe Evain says salaries need to be adjusted, especially since the company is making a profit.

“The employees are outraged, they want to get what they had been promised. At Air France, salaries have not been increased since 2012. Including those of pilots, contrary to what the management suggests,” said Evain. Read More …

 

Eleven trade unions at the company, covering all categories of workers, have rejected the offer and promised another walkout on 30th of March. SNPL union leader Philippe Evain says salaries need to be adjusted, especially since the company is making a profit. “The employees are outraged, they want to get what they had been promised. At Air France, salaries have not been increased since 2012. Including those of pilots, contrary to what the management suggests,” said Evain. SNPL union leader Philippe Evain says salaries need to be adjusted, especially since the company is making a profit. “The employees are outraged, they want to get what they had been promised. At Air France, salaries have not been increased since 2012. Including those of pilots, contrary to what the management suggests,” said Evain.