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Threat of strike for Christmas at EasyJet France


After the failure of the negotiations, the SNPNC fears a “very significant risk” of a strike for the end of the year celebrations.

Unions at the French subsidiary of EasyJet are threatening a strike during the holiday period to obtain wage increases and the company's management said on Monday it was ready to continue discussions in order to avoid flight cancellations.

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No strike notice has yet been formally filed, but the stewardesses and stewards unions and the management parted ways last Thursday over a failure of the mandatory annual negotiations (NAO), union delegate William Bourdon told AFP. cabin crew (SNPNC-FO).

According to him, while the inter-union formed with the Union of Civil Aviation Navigators (Unac) is demanding increases in line with inflation, what the company is proposing is "

below 6%

" for total compensation .

, including fixed and variable parts.

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And “

at the same time

”, assured William Bourdon, “

the company chose to change insurer on our health insurance


The increases in contributions that we will undergo in January because of these bad choices will not be compensated.

(…) On provident insurance, we have +94%


After the failure of the NAO, a " conflict resolution process

" opened on Monday

between management and unions, but William Bourdon said he was pessimistic about the outcome of these discussions: "

it's badly started



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Risk of strike for Christmas

Thursday, the SNPNC had warned against “

a very significant risk of work stoppage for cabin crew during the end-of-year holidays

” and “

urged management to reconsider its position


EasyJet France remains "

always in a logic of dialogue

", told AFP its general manager Bertrand Godinot on Monday, even if "

we are very disappointed that the SNPNC is publicly threatening to take customers hostage for the holidays while discussions are still in progress


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For him, during the NAO, the unions of seafarers in France "

were offered (...) a very competitive offer and higher than the average inflation during the last 12 months, and unfortunately this offer was rejected


He felt that union demands "

were probably quite disconnected from the economic reality of the company

" when "

we have just experienced the biggest crisis in our history, we have lost money over the previous three years , we are still in a fragile situation



Obviously, we are doing our best to avoid any strike that would impact our customers

," promised Bertrand Godinot.


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Source: lefigaro

All business articles on 2022-11-28

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