in the seventh and last day of strike of cabin crew (PNC) Air France, air traffic is expected to return almost to normal Tuesday, August 2nd. The PNC unions that called the strike must decide by the end of the week of action to take in their movement.
They do not exclude to file a new notice of strike they said Monday as they believe that “management has chosen to break the social dialogue”
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on Tuesday, Air France account especially to fly 100% of its long-haul flights without capacity restriction and almost 90% of its domestic flights; 85% of medium-haul flights should be maintained to and from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle. The company estimates that the rate of PNC strikers will fall to 25%, against 32% planned for Monday.
The strike has cost approximately 90 million euros
the CEO of Air France estimated about 90 million euros the strike cost – “a very substantial sum” , said Frédéric Gagey Tuesday on France Info: “ c ‘ is roughly the value of a long-haul flight “. According to the boss, 180,000 customers were affected by the strike.
The financial results of the company “will obviously be impacted very negatively” by the conflict, but “Air France will have a positive operating result in 2016, as in 2015″ , confirmed the executive. He also lamented the “very negative impact to the Air France image” , at a time when the company seeks to “strengthen [his] sense of service “
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the operating profit of the group air France-KLM rose in the green in the first half to 218 million euros, against a loss of 238 million in the first half of 2015.
“at a time when the results improve, management wastes in an industrial dispute with employees who have already made an effort increased to 20% productivity gains” , says Christophe Pillet, the national Union of workers PNC-Force (SNPNC-FO), the origin of the strike call with the national Union of autonomous Trade unions-PNC.
Mr. Gagey returned Tuesday to the unions their charge of “brinkmanship”, formulated earlier by SNPNC-FO:
“I think the” hard-line ” it is rather to organize a conflict when there was no urgency, between the months of July and August, which is an extremely high traffic period for France and, symbolically and emotionally for people who travel a very special time. “
Flight Attendants protest against the renewal for seventeen months of the company agreement fixing their work rules, pay and promotion, which ends on 31 October. They consider this insufficient duration, as the measures proposed by management about including reducing crew composition
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