Air France strike during Euro 2016

Strike called for first week of football championship
Unions representing pilots at Air France say a strike has been called for the first week of the Euro 2016 football championship.
In a protest over pay, the walkout is planned from June 11 to 14, with further strikes possible a few days later. The football matches are due to start in Paris on June 10 and will take place across the country until July 10.
The call comes from both Syndicat National des Pilotes de Ligne (SNPL), which stands for over half of the airline’s pilots, and SPAF, which represents about a quarter.
The move comes after weeks of protests and transport strikes in France against planned labour law reform.
Air France management condemned the unions’ decision, saying that the airline was only just returning to profit after eight years of losses. It added that the future of the airline was now once again under threat.
“Air France is still fragile. We need the commitment of all staff to ensure the company’s growth,” it said.
Reuters

x

Check Also

Air France, Accorhotels, accor, buy, stake, sale, swap, government

AccorHotels may buy into Air France-KLM

There are several ways a deal between Accor and the French government could work.

Air France, Accorhotels, accor, buy, stake, sale, swap, government

Air France may “disappear” as strikes intensify

France’s economy minister gives a stark warning about the airline’s future prospects.

Air France, pilots, ground staff, strike, unions, dates, May, 2018, CFDT, SNLP, vote, CEO, Janaillac

Air France staff urged to stop new strike

One union advises employees not to carry out four more days of action, or there could be unintended consequences.

Alitalia, consortium, Air France-KLM, easyJet, bid, offer, buy, acquisition, offer, Lufthansa

Who’s bidding to take over Alitalia?

The Italian airline, now on state-funded life support, has attracted interest through three offers.

BCD Travel, gds, travelport, Sabre, Amadeus, fee, deal, travel agent, business travel, pay

BCD agrees fee-saving deal with Air France-KLM

The new agreement lets clients book reservations without incurring a distribution surcharge.

Air France, strike, April, Macron, reform, flights, dates, April, SNCF, unions, pay

Air France strike costs €20m a day, more days set

Thousands of passengers were stranded on Saturday, and more strike dates are scheduled to follow.