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Air France strikes: All unions apart from one call off four-day June walkout

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Air France strikes: All unions apart from one call off four-day June walkout
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10:51 CEST+02:00
All but one of the Air France unions have called off the four day strike scheduled for the end of June.
The Air France strike scheduled for Saturday June 23rd, Sunday June 24th, Monday June 25th and Tuesday June 26th has been called off by all but one pilots' union.
 
Unions representing pilots (SNPL, Alter), ground staff (CGT, FO and SUD) and air stewards (SNPNC, Unsa-PNC, CFTC, SNGAF) have called off the strike, saying they would prefer to wait for the arrival of the airline's new CEO in July. 
 
“It will be more effective to wait for the appropriate representative, and as a result, we have decided to suspend our strike notice,” the unions announced. 
 
Only the second pilots’ union SPAF, is planning to go ahead with the industrial action, so there may still be some disruption to flights.
 
Air France unions are attempting to secure a 5.1 percent wage increase for employees at the airline.  
 
They have criticised the new leadership at Air France for not responding to the fact that a pay deal was rejected by employees at the airline on May 4th. 
 
In the consultation with Air France employees, 55 percent of staff rejected the wage deal proposed by the company's management. 
 
This led to the resignation of the airline's previous boss Jean-Marc Janaillac.
 
Air France recently brought in an interim president Anne-Marie Couderc, who will fill the role until it is permanently filled in July. 
 
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