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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-08-02

Air France ground staff called for a strike at French airports from 1am local time on Saturday, August 2, until midnight to demand better work conditions and salaries, increased flight security and to oppose the use of subcontracters.

For the latest news on flight delays, check the Paris Airports website (in English) by clicking here.

The strike, which comes at the height of the holiday season, affects Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris as well as those at Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille (Maintenance), Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and Toulouse.

The CGT-UGICT union is planning a protest the same day at Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) airport, beginning at 11am local time.

A statement from the CGT-Roissy union said Air France's management had cited the financial crisis to falsely justify applying "austerity" measures to employee salaries.

“The management has justified such measures by citing the economic crisis, but in fact they allow the safeguarding of profits at our expense,” the union said.

"Austerity is just for the employees, while the management and stockholders continue to get richer," the statement said.

 

Date created : 2014-07-31

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