Air France strike grounds quarter of flightsStaff Writer | March 23, 2018
A quarter of Air France's flights were cancelled on Friday due to a strike called by 11 unions of pilots, cabin crew and ground staff demanding a wage increase.
France The strike comes after a similar move last February
Nearly 35 percent of pilots, 31 percent of cabin staff and 29 percent of land workers are taking part in the 24-hour industrial action in a bid to pile pressure on management to increase staff salaries by 6 percent across the board.
The Air France management has put on the table a draft agreement providing a general increase of 1 percent, paid in two stages.
The strike comes after a similar move last February which saw Air France suspending 50 percent of its long-haul flights from Paris, 25 percent of its medium-haul flights to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 15 percent of its short-haul flights. ■