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Aircraft. Air France unions announce further strikes

Janaillac: "It costs us 25 million euros each day"

Intended not to work in order to get a 6% wage increase, after the failure of an attempted dialogue with the management, the Air France carrier unions announce the extension of the strikes to April 7th, 10th and 11th (see for details AVIONEWS linked article). Further abstentions from work will be scheduled for the days 17, 18, 23 and 24 of the same month, coinciding with the stop days already planned by Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (Sncf).

The counter-proposal formulated by the airline top management would consist of a 1% salary increase, followed by a 1.5% bonus for ground staff and other benefits for workers (around 10% of employees) whose remuneration has not increased at the level of inflation between 2011 and 2017. Pilots will be offered a "win-win" negotiation linked to the achievement of the expected results related to savings and productivity growth.

Interviewed by the French radio station "RTL", the Air France-KLM CEO Jean Marc Janaillac has soon responded to his employees. The manager explained that a 6% wage increase would undermine the efforts made in recent years to recover the company's competitiveness gaps. It would limit the airline's investments and slow down the company's profitability.

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