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Air France: a hundred demonstrators against the closure of provincial bases

2021-05-11T22:38:29.164Z

"Papa, don't you go to Paname": a hundred Air France flight personnel demonstrated on Sunday at Toulouse-Blagnac airport against ...



"

Daddy, don't you go to Paname

": a hundred Air France flight personnel demonstrated Sunday at Toulouse-Blagnac airport against the management's plan to close the three provincial bases in Marseille, Nice and Toulouse.

"

Air France is sacrificing the Capitol for the capital

", could one read on one of the signs brandished by the demonstrators, some of whom came with their children.

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On February 1, we learned informally that the management wanted to close the three provincial bases created between 2011 and 2012,

” said Stéphane Pasqualini, member of the National Union of Commercial Flight Personnel (SNPNC), attached to FO. “

By moving people to the provinces, the company no longer had to pay hotel or transport costs. It was therefore basically a strategy to compete with the low-cost which, for their part, understood the interest of being based in the provinces

”, continues this chief flight attendant at Air France.

Asked in March by AFP, the management of Air France had confirmed that it was studying "

the closure of its provincial bases for its flight personnel as part of the restructuring of its domestic network

".

"

This development should be the subject of prior discussions and negotiations with the trade unions and all the employees concerned who would be offered mobility within the company

", she specified.

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In total, 360 flight personnel on the three bases would be affected by these closures, including 117 in Toulouse, according to Mr. Pasqualini, who evokes a "

sword of Damocles

" for the families concerned.

Source: lefigaro

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