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Air France To Strike 22nd May - Update?  
User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5147 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3233 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.


http://uk.reuters.com/article/basicIndustries/idUKL147916520080514

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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3094 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.


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1846 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

I just heard the news on TV and it seems that traffic should not be too much affected (much less than feared) but who knows...  Yeah sure

User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5147 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2887 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):
Other Airlines will also be affected, especially on the Short/Medium haul flights.

Damn, bad day for me and my clients then. I thought it was just Air France.

Thanks anyway for the info


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27032 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2882 times:

So will the new LHR-LAX services be affected??

User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

I will be flying ARN-CDG-CMN on AF on June 17th, will i be affected by the strike?


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User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1846 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2667 times:



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 5):
I will be flying ARN-CDG-CMN on AF on June 17th, will i be affected by the strike?

no, it's just tomorrow (may 22)


User currently offlineBAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2645 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.

baw716



David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2572 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.


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