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Air France statement: call for strike action by pilots' unions

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"Air France deplores the call for strike action announced by two pilot unions (SPAF and SNPL), for the period from 11 June to 14 June 2016, coinciding with the beginning of the Euro Soccer tournament that France is hosting from 10 June.

It is too early to have an exact idea of the extent and consequences of this strike action. The application of the Diard law will enable Air France to have a more accurate estimate of the number of striking employees in order to inform its customers in advance.


Air France considers that a 4-day pilot strike, at a time when the company is posting positive results after 8 years of losses, will jeopardize this positive momentum and seriously risk compromising the efforts made by all the Company's staff. Air France's situation remains fragile, and the commitment of all the different staff categories to ensure the Company's growth and provide a caring image to its customers is a necessity.


Social dialogue must remain the privileged path to finding balanced compromise solutions. Social conflict and strike action will only unnecessarily weaken the company.


Air France management will take the initiative to organize a meeting with the unions concerned to find a way out of this situation together through constant social dialogue."