France - Ongoing strikes at Air France - April 30, 2018

After earlier strike actions in February and March 2018 (see our March newsletter) new strikes at Air France were organised. Air France claims the strikes have cost the company over 250 million euro in operating income. Pilots, cabin crew and ground staff are demanding a wage increase with unions asking for a 6% pay rise that the company deems ‘impossible’. At first Air France came up with a proposal for a 1% increase to be paid in two stages, now they offer a 2% increase. Three pilot unions have announced another four days of strike action in early May stating that they intend to keep up the pressure for their wage demands.

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