Air France’s various unions have already been on strike for 15 days this year causing huge economic pain (more than 400 million euros) for the airline and forcing the CEO out in May.
Now, the employees have called off the four days of strikes that were scheduled for June 23 – 36, 2018 because the airline doesn’t have CEO with whom they could negotiate with. The 15 days of strikes earlier this year have caused the airline more than 400 million euros in losses.
Here’s an excerpt from Reuters (access their piece here):
Unions at Air France on Monday suspended a planned four-day strike starting on June 23 over a continued pay dispute that prompted the resignation of parent company Air France-KLM’s (AIR.PA) chief executive last month.
The unions said in a statement they would wait for the appointment of a new chief to continue negotiations.
Could be difficult to find new CEO willing to take the helm of the Air France-KLM considering how militant the Air France employees are and how they can bring the airline on its knees with the never ending strikes.
There is nothing wrong asking for pay raises as long as they are reasonable and the work conditions are inline what other airlines are offering. It is competitive field after all.