France - Strike at FedEx’s Paris hub after minimal pay offer - May 20, 2011

Hourly paid workers at FedEx’s Paris hub at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport have shown they are prepared to fight for a fair pay rise above the “derisory” 1% pay increase offered by the highly profitable global delivery company. Flights to Memphis, Dubai and European cities were cancelled and freight shipping and parcel deliveries delayed after 700 day and night staff walked out over three days. The strike came after FedEx made its 1% offer, rejecting joint claims of unions affiliated with GCT, CFDT and FO for a 5% rise at the start of annual pay talks. Also, mounting concern over the widening pay and benefits gap between full-time employees and the growing number of precarious workers FedEx is recruiting plays a role.



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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