Showing posts with label Air France. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Air France. Show all posts

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.