Strike action over pay to hit Air France services tomorrow

posted on 22nd March 2018 by Jordan Newton
Strike action over pay to hit Air France services tomorrow

Air France said today that it expects to operate 75 per cent of its services during a union strike taking place tomorrow.

The carrier forecasts that 70 per cent of its long-haul flights will be run along with 70 per cent of its medium-haul flights on departure to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and 80 per cent of its short-haul flights from Paris-Orly and French provinces.

Air France said employees walking out for the day will be 35 per cent of its pilots, 31 per cent of its cabin crew and 29 per cent of its ground handling staff.

Strike action was called by 10 unions due to differences with management over a wage increase. The unions are seeking a six per cent raise, which Air France says is “impossible” due to its financial situation and the sector’s competitive environment.