Eleven Air France unions call for a new day of strike, Friday, March 23, 2018. They demand a general wage increase of 6%.
Eleven Air France unions are calling for another strike day for wages Friday, March 23, 2018 , one month after the previous one that had led the company to cancel a quarter of flights, they said Tuesday to AFP.
The pilot organizations (SNPL, Spaf, Alter), hostesses and stewards (SNPNC, Unsa-PNC, CFTC, SNGAF) and ground staff (CGT, FO and SUD) will also meet on 15 March for possible ” harden the movement, “said FO and SOUTH.
The day before, the SNPL, majority in the cockpits of Air France, will end the consultation of pilots to “resort, if necessary, to one or more work stoppages” may exceed six days.
25% of flights canceled on February 22
The Unac, representative cabin crew (PNC), also calls for a strike on March 23, said a representative to AFP. The organization is not part of the inter-union but had already participated in the strike of 22 February.
This previous intercategorial movement, unprecedented since 1993, was attended by nearly a quarter of the staff (22%), according to management.
The company was forced to cancel 25% of its flights that day. One out of two long-haul aircraft was also grounded, according to management figures.
Solicited, it has not commented immediately.
“Management remains deaf” to the claims
The Inter demands a salary grid increase of 6% in order to make up for the loss of purchasing power it has suffered since the last general increase in 2011.
Management has decided to apply unilaterally for 2018 a general increase of 1% in two times, coupled with an envelope of individual increases (bonuses, promotions, seniority …) of 1.4% for the only agents on the ground.
“Despite the success of the mobilization of the 22nd February, 2018, management remains deaf to requests for increase and just give us a handout of 0.6% in April and 0.4% in October, less than 0.6 % on the year “, affirms the intersyndicale Tuesday in a statement.