Air France-KLM takes “immediate” measures as it seeks to allay staff concerns

posted on 15th June 2018 by Justin Burns
Air France-KLM takes "immediate" measures as it seeks to allay staff concerns

Air France-KLM said it has made “concrete and immediate measures for all staff” in response to concerns expressed by employees during a staff consultation.

Non-executive chairperson of Air France and Air France-KLM, Anne-Marie Couderc and chief executive officer of Air France, Franck Terner, presented the proposals to the Air France Central Works Council yesterday.

These measures they said will be implemented immediately and are structured around two main priorities.

Firstly, immediate measures are being made to improve the daily lives of staff. Management has decided to provide an “exceptional” budget this summer and wants to take “rapid action” to provide concrete solutions to problems that affect the daily lives of staff to enable them to provide optimum service for customers in the best possible conditions.

Among the first measures to be implemented is the renovation of ramp facilities at Paris-Orly Airport and an increase in the availability of rest areas for aircrew at Air France premises.

Secondly, a new approach to staff concerns and dialogue, which will it said will “provide concrete solutions to staff expectations”. This approach will involve all staff, who will be able to express their dissatisfaction as well as their convictions and proposals on all subjects related to the company’s operations.

The implementation of these measures will involve management, staff representatives and volunteer staff as well as stakeholders from outside the company.

The Air France-KLM board also confirmed that there was no mandate for new pay negotiations in the “present circumstances” pending a new governance structure.

Finally, Air France management is calling on the inter-union association to lift its strike notice from 23 to 26 June, which would worsen the company’s situation and have a major impact on customers on the eve of the busy summer period.