France - Air France workers hold on to demands for better wages - August 31, 2018

A cross-union grouping behind earlier strikes that led to the May resignation of the last CEO vowed after a meeting to maintain the core demand for a 5.1% pay increase. During the spring, Air France workers held strikes for 15 days that are estimated to have cost the company 335 million in profits. Air France offered staff a general wage increase of 7% over four years from 2018 to 2021 in addition to the individual increases of around 1% in 2018. However, unions demand an immediate wage increase of 5.1%, after initially demanding 6%. Union officials declared that if their demands are not met actions will continue in September.

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