On the table new notice of four days of strike from June 23 to 26
The non-executive president of Air France-KLM, Anne-Marie Couderc, will meet this Thursday for the first time with the Air France works council in an attempt to avoid further strikes and lay the groundwork to open a new negotiation in the wage dispute which maintains the inter-union with the direction of the airline.
The inter-union of Air France, which includes ten unions including the majority union of SNPL pilots, representatives of cabin crew and ground personnel, has announced a new strike notice of four days, from June 23 to 26, although it could be lifted if the group agrees to resume wage negotiations.
Couderc, who will attend the meeting accompanied by the CEO of Air France, Franck Terner, plans to present to the works council a set of “concrete measures” to respond to the demands of workers and stop new strikes, as the group has advanced air, which ensures that the stoppages “is not compatible” with the collective interest of the company and the existing concern for its future.
The new president has been meeting since May 15 with the different unions to identify the necessary actions and address the salary increase, conclusions that will share with the board of directors of Air France with the firm purpose of seeking an exit to the crisis.
The company would have offered a wage increase of 3.65% paid in three installments until February, compared to the initial 2% increase for 2018 and a staggered supplement from 2019 to 2021, linking a growth plan, the newspaper revealed a week ago. ‘Libération’.
The conflict over the improvement of salaries in the former French flag carrier, which caused the departure of Jean-Marc Janaillac at the head of the air group, has generated 15 days of strikes this year between February and May, at a cost to Air France that exceeds 375 million euros.
Air France-KLM registered some ‘red numbers’ of 269 million euros in the first quarter, 88% more than in the same period of 2017. The French government, which controls 14.3% of the capital of the air group, already He has indicated that he will not come to his rescue and has shown his intention to leave the company. AccorHotels has already confirmed its interest in entering the air group.