France - Pilots call off strike - June 30, 2016

Air France pilots had announced a work stoppage in a dispute over wages. That threat was backed on 2 June by several unions. The strike notice warned of a ‘two to four day walk-out’ and was motivated by pay and the pilots defending their jobs as competition increases from other budget subsidiaries like Hop! and Transavia. They called off the strike planned for the weekend, after the incoming CEO of Air France-KLM proposed freezing new pay rules opposed by the pilots in exchange for a four-month truce. In return, the three unions (SNPL, Spaf and Alter) dropped their June 24-27 strike call.


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