Strike: Air France Plans to Insure Nearly 85% of Flights on Monday 7th May

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Le PDG d’Air France-KLM Jean-Marc Janaillac lors d’une conférence de presse le 4 mai 2018 à Paris

Air France management plans to provide nearly 85% of the flights on Monday, the fourteenth day of a strike by pilots. The mobilization of pilots has got weaker and weaker.

The management of Air France plans to ensure “nearly 85%” of the flights Monday, the fourteenth day of a strike episodes , which sees the mobilization of pilots to the lowest level, according to figures released Sunday by the company.

The air group, whose boss Jean-Marc Janaillac is about to leave , aims to:

  • 99% of long-haul flights on Monday
  • 80% of medium-haul flights to and from Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport
  • 87% of short-haul in Orly and province.

Overall, this is the lowest cancellation rate since the start of the February wage movement, on par with May 3, when staff mobilization was also eroding.

Strike rate down

Monday, the estimated rate of strikers is 14.2% drivers, 18.1% for flight crews (stewards, stewards, cabin crew) and 10% for ground staff, according to management.

In comparison, the pilots were on strike at over 21% Friday and nearly 19% on May 3rd. In February, March and April, their participation fluctuated between 27% and 36%.

Pilots, like cabin crews, must declare themselves strikers 48 hours before the start of a conflict.

In its statement, Air France “lamented the continuation of these strikes even though the period that opens does not allow any negotiation to end it”.

The CEO offers resignation

Friday evening, the President of Air France and CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac , submitted his resignation after the negative result of a consultation on wages he is at the origin.

His draft multi-year salary agreement put on the table to end the conflict was rejected by 55% of the staff who took part in the vote (80% participation).

A fifteenth day of strike is scheduled Tuesday 8th May by the Air France unions, which meets Monday afternoon to decide on the consequences of the movement, according to a participant.

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