Dear Air France-basher...
First I thought it would be usefull to explain why
there's a strike:
Four of the Air France's pilot union (SPAC, SPAS, ALTER, SNPAC) have gone on strike because they complain about the conditions they are given about the working time reduction (a law voted in France last year).
A couple of months ago, I talked with Air France pilots about these unions. He told me that there are some people who still hold on to the old Air France, with the poor results and "confortable" salaries.
this is far from being the case of all the pilots of the airline (this even represent a small minority). All other are comitted to the airline's financial results, are large shareholders and just demand one thing: the sale of the remain stock in the hands of the French state.
Many flights attendants also have a very good idea of what is their business. And this narrow down to Air France, but they also have a good knowledge of the whole airline industry.
Many things have changed since 1993, when Air France was really close to bankruptcy. Thoughts have changed much, and at Air France 90% thinks about the airline's development and future. They are sadened some people still hold on to what they had a privilege rather than taking part to the great challenge.
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Thank you for reading,