Air France reaches pay deal with ground staff

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Reuters
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Fri, 2019-01-11 13:12

Air France said on Friday it had reached a pay agreement for
2019 with unions representing ground staff, as it seeks to move on
from labor disputes which weighed on its results last year.
The deal will provide for pay increases of 1.8 percent, as well as
money to finance individual bonuses and measures to make the
payment of overtime easier, Air France said.
The airline was hit by a series of costly strikes in 2018, which
led to the departure of chief executive Jean-Marc Janaillac in May
and his replacement by former Air Canada executive Ben Smith.
On Thursday Air France announced the signing of a new agreement
with cabin crew.
“Together with yesterday’s signing of the agreement with Air
France cabin crew, this is proof of our dedication to
re-establishing trust with all Air France employees,” Smith said
in a statement.
The agreements come in addition to an agreement signed in October
that drew a line under the standoff with unions. That deal provided
for an increase of 2 percent for 2019 for all Air France
employees.
The deal with ground staff was signed with the unions CFDT,
CFE-CGC, FO and UNSA aerien Air France, the company said.

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