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Published on : Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Air passengers are going to get a tough time as Air France flight crews have decided to go for a week-long strike, starting from Wednesday, 27th July. The carrier will scrap 30% of their domestic and medium-haul jets during the holiday season.
It has been reported that almost 13,600 flight attendants or about a 35% of the airline’s workforce will be joining the stoppage. The strike is expected to affect 10% of the long-haul flights.
On Friday, 22nd July, the Union of half of the strikers has stated that the strike will go on if the renewal of the collective labour accord on rules, promotions and pay fails. The agreement is about to expire in October, 2016. The management has stated that they want to limit the agreement extension to 17 months. But, the unions want three to five years of extension.
The airlines has informed on 25th July that commercial flights to North Africa, Europe, Israel and parts of Asia and Africa will be affected in the strike.
The chief executive of Air France-KLM group, Jean-Marc Janaillac has stopped a pilot’s strike during the Euro football tournament.