KL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 4977 posts, RR: 14 Posted (5 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1999 times:
Is there any news about this strike and will it really concern ALL AF personel and ALL flights?
PARIS (Reuters) - French unions called on Wednesday for a strike by Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) staff on May 22 to support national protests planned against proposed pension system reforms, one of France's leading unions said.
Six unions including the two biggest in France, CGT and CFDT, backed the strike and called on staff in Paris and elsewhere to participate in national demonstrations on the pensions issue, the CFDT said in a statement.
It did not say how long the proposed strikes would last.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7313 posts, RR: 61 Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
Air France will be affected by the call for a general strike in France, not that much because of Air France's employees themselves, but because of the Air Traffic Controllers who will massively follow this strike.
Other Airlines will also be affected, especially on the Short/Medium haul flights.
BAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1994 posts, RR: 31 Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
Historically, French strikes are like Italian strikes, only there are fewer of them, but much larger in scope.
They last only a day or a portion of a day and only affect a block of time that really wipes out all flying in France for about four to six hours. However, it's long enough to screw the entire day and usually takes 24-36 hours to get everything back on track.
These guys have strikes down to a science.
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7313 posts, RR: 61 Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Quoting KL911 (Reply 3): Damn, bad day for me and my clients then. I thought it was just Air France.
Air France has not modified its program for tomorrow.
Just like last week, they say some flights could be canceled/delayed at MRS (Unions are traditionally strong in MRS area, whether its ATC, Dockers, Airport Ground staff) but everything should finally be more or less normal elsewhere.