Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Strike at Air France: 90% of flights will be held Tuesday – Le Figaro

VIDEO – This is the equivalent of a long-haul aircraft, said the CEO of the company on Tuesday. 90% of flights will be assured today denier strike day hôteses and stewards of Air France.

This is a thorn more in the foot of Air France. The week of the strike organized by the flight attendants of Air France will cost “around EUR 90 million to the company,” said on France Info Frédéric Gagey, CEO of the airline. It is “a very large sum, the value of a long-haul flight,” he said. Beyond the material cost, the social movement will also have a “very negative impact for the image of Air France laments Frédéric Gagey. The operating result of the company should, however, remain positive in 2016. The operating profit of the Air France-KLM Group rose in the green in the first half to 218 million euros against a loss of 238 million in the first half of 2015.

“it’s not what we want to build, we did everything to strengthen our sense of service, the quality of what we offer to our customers. (…) It is a great regret for the entire company. ” According to the CEO, the strike will ultimately affected 180,000 passengers.

On Tuesday, the strike’s effects will be much smaller than in previous days. The company plans to provide 90% of its flights Tuesday, the seventh and last day of the strike by flight attendants, said Monday in a statement. The airline has indeed fly 100% of its long-haul flights, without capacity restriction, nearly 90% of its domestic flights and 85% of medium-haul flights to and from Paris-CDG. She estimates that the rate of striking cabin crew will drop to 25% against 32% planned for Monday.

Monday, more than 150 flights were canceled at Paris airports Roissy and Orly, the sixth day strike. The two main unions, SNPNC-FO and UNSA-PNC (46% of representation between them), the origin of the call to strike protest against the renewal for seventeen months of the agreement company setting their work rules, pay and advancement, considering this insufficient duration.

on Monday, he was still the question SNPNC-FO and UNSA-PNC renew their motion next week . But according to RTL radio, it should end Tuesday night, as expected, no notice of extension have been tabled. The management of Air France also said they had received “no notice”.


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