French Air Crews Launch Four-Day Strike | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Most Recent Daily Airborne

Airborne On ANN

Airborne On YouTube/Hi-Def/Mac Friendly

Monday

Airborne 01.26.15

Airborne 01.26.15

Tuesday

Airborne 01.27.15

Airborne 01.27.15

Wednesday

Airborne 01.28.15

Airborne 01.28.15

Thursday

Airborne 01.29.15

Airborne 01.29.15

Friday

Airborne 01.30.15

Airborne 01.30.15

Tue, Feb 07, 2012

French Air Crews Launch Four-Day Strike

Move In Protest Of Labor Reforms

A bill to change the way French airline workers can call strikes which is working its way through the French Parliament has sparked a four-day strike on the part of airline pilots and flight attendants. The strike began Monday.

In the legislation, airline union workers would be required to give 48 hours notice before walking off the job. It is patterned after similar rules covering unionized French railway workers. Government leaders say that the notice gives airlines time to make and put in place contingency plans, according to reports in both the Associated Press and Reuters.

But Union officials say that the rules essentially make strikes meaningless. If the airline can operate normally while workers are out on strike, the effectiveness of the action is greatly reduced. UPI reports that union officials also are upset that the Transport Ministry reportedly rejected union-suggested amendments to the bill.

The measure has passed the lower house of the French Parliament, and is under consideration in the Senate. The labor action is expected to run through Thursday. Air France says it will be forced to reduce its domestic European flights by 20 percent, and its long-haul routes by 15 percent. Passengers who are affected by the strike will not be charged change fees to reschedule their travel.

Pilots' union vice president Philippe Vivier told Reuters that the current labor action is just the beginning, and that more are planned during February, though firm dates had not been decided.

FMI: www.assemblee-nationale.fr/english/index.asp, www.airfrance.us

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 01.30.15: SpaceShipTwo Test Update, Google Lunar, CAF Hall Of Fame

Also: XL-2 Returns, DJI Disables, Barnstorming On Aero-Community, Prop STC, Elon Musk, Mars-Copter Since its inception, Virgin Galactic has worked with Scaled Composites to build a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.31.15)

Association of Air Medical Services The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), based in Alexandria, Va., is the only trade association serving the entire air and ground medica>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.31.15): No Gyro Approach

A radar approach/vector provided in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.31.15)

“I’m grateful to my staff, many supporters, suppliers and the Heriot Watt Research Park team who are here to celebrate our official opening today." Source: Trig Avionic>[...]

ANN FAQ: ANN's News Portal Syndication Program

Get A Customized ANN News Portal For YOUR Website! As we promised, the ever-so-busy software geeks at ANN have been working overtime on a number of cool new tools and toys... and t>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC