Flight attendants at Hop! are calling for strike action

Flight Attendants at Hop! called the Strike on Friday and Saturday

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SOCIAL CRISIS:  The company aims to return to profit in 2017 …

Flight attendants at Hop! are expected to strike on Friday and Saturday by the three representative cabin crew unions (SNPNC-FO, Unac and CGT), worried about the future of the company, domestic subsidiary of Air France, according to an Inter statement released Wednesday.

The move, coupled with a notice of several unions, looks “very tracking,” according to SNPNC-FO. The company, which provides 600 daily flights to 50 stops, at 10 am Thursday communicate its traffic forecasts.

About 243 jobs lost in the creation of Hop!

The three unions in particular demand “guarantees for their jobs within the group” of Air France. They claim that their jobs are “threatened by poor staff management” drivers, who travel to Air France, and “a constant loss of activity since 2012”, to the order of 30%. The company Hop! is to return to financial profit by 2017. It is facing competition from high-speed rail and low cost airlines on some routes. In particular, closed in July 2016 the Paris-Strasbourg due to the commissioning of the LGV Est.

At the head of a fleet of a hundred planes, this subsidiary of Air France was founded in 2013. But the merger of Air France three regional carriers (Brit Air, Regional and Airlinair) is effective for one year. It led to the elimination of 245 positions out of a total of about 3,400 full-time equivalents. “One year after the merger, the agreements are still not harmonized and working conditions deteriorate. Alerts on psychosocial risks at HSC multiply, “added the Inter of seafarers and commercial personnel (PNC). Unions call the PNC to demonstrate outside the headquarters Hop! At Rungis on Friday from 10am.

According to her, “management is trying to impose ‘low-cost’ conditions, in persisting in negotiating systematically to the bottom”. “The PNC HOP! will not be spectators of the dissolution of their company and refuse the annihilation of their efforts in recent years, “warns the Inter. Trade unions call “the maintenance of the fleet at its current level” and “concrete and swift action on improving working conditions” because “between PDV (voluntary separation plan) and reorganization, employees do can more “.

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