Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Air France cabin crew set to strike

Air France logoThe unions representing Air France cabin crew have called for a five-day walkout from Thursday, October 25 through Monday, October 29. The unions have called the strike over pay and working conditions.

The unions are pressing for a renegotiation of their labor contract, noting that some salaries have been frozen for 10 years. The current contract agreement expires at the end of 2007.

Yesterday Air France said in a press release about the cabin crew strike that their entire long-haul fleet will be operating during the strike, but that the airline was "obliged to plan for disruptions to our flight schedule, and in particular to our short and medium-haul services (France and Europe)."

UPDATE October 26, 2007: According to an article on Forbes.com, Air France has said it will sue the unions representing its cabin crews for non-compliance with rules governing strikes., and will ask for damages for losses arising from the workers' ongoing strike.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know how they can complain about work conditions. They usually spend the flight time in the galleys. Overpaid and underworked !!!