France’s airports could grind to a halt from July 1-5 if a dispute over mass dismissals and a long-term and unilateral plan by Aéroports de Paris to bring in new work contracts for employees is not resolved.
Unions say the new contracts result in lower pay, job losses and a reduction in rights and bonuses for employees.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its European arm, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), have expressed their solidarity with French trade unions as they prepare to take industrial action at the Aéroports de Paris (Charles de Gaulle-Roissy and Orly airports).
The two organisations have also pledged their full support for the demonstrations planned by French unions at Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports before the five-day strike.
Unions have demanded that Aéroports de Paris drops what they call “its brutal and unilateral plan” immediately and commits to beginning negotiations with all the unions representing its workforce toward a fair settlement in good faith.