Air France cancels flights as strike over pay continues

According to report, 30 per cent of Air France flights scheduled on Wednesday are expected to be cancelled  as crews and ground staff continues the seventh day of strike.

Workers unions are requesting a pay rise of six percent across the board. Their wages have been said to be frozen since 2011.

As indicated by the  unions, the strikes have just cost Air France 200 million euros ($247 million).


Between the range of 40 percent of whole deal flights will be crossed out and 25 for each penny of short-haul flights to and from Paris’s Orly airport and French regions will be affected.

Several meetings between workers’ representatives and Air France administration have been initiated since the strike began on Feb. 22 yet associations say they have not yet gotten a satisfactory answers to their requests.

Emtedad News Agency

Striking Air France pilots and cabin staff insisted they weren’t withdrawing, as their most recent walkout constrained the cancellation of some 30 percent of the airline’s flights worldwide Wednesday.

Union members protested at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, where screens showed “cancelled” notices next to multiple flights.

Sophie Gorins, general secretary of the SNPNC flight crew union, “we won’t stop the contention unless they give us the 6 percent.”

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