Air France Cabin Crew Plan Strike for Mid Week

By Paul Riegler on 24 July 2016
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An Air France A380 at JFK

An Air France A380 at JFK

Two unions representing almost half of Air France’s flight attendants announced plans for a strike at the end of the month.

The work action, slated to start July 27, will last until August 2, the two unions, the SNPNC or Syndicat National du Personnel Navigant Commercial and UNSA-PNC. The two represent some 45% of the airline’s cabin crew.

“Our flight schedule operated by Air France is disrupted as of Wednesday, July 27, 2016,” the airline said in a statement on its website.

The move follows what the union termed “failed negotiations” with the new CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac.

The airline said it hopes to operate much of its long-haul schedule and is offering passengers the opportunity to postpone trips.

“Air France management has gone as far as it could go with the social dialogue, in a spirit of compromise and responsibility with regard to the future of the company and all its staff,” said Air France’s CEO, Frédéric Gagey. “The call for strike action is irresponsible in this context and comes at the worst possible time for our customers.”

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