Sufficient planes for Christmas in France? After the staff of Air France, the hostesses and stewards of the French subsidiary of easyJet threatened to trigger a social movement at the time of the holidays while the company based in the United Kingdom said it was ready on Monday to continue the dialogue .
No strike notice has yet been formally filed within the “low cost” carrier, unlike Air France where unions of cabin crew (PNC) have planned to mobilize from December 22 to January 2 against a background of conflict. social around their collective agreement.
But the unions and the management of easyJet separated last Thursday on a failure of the mandatory annual negotiations (NAO), according to a union representative of cabin crew (SNPC).
After Air France, Easy Jet threatens to go on strike
The SNPNC warned of “a very significant risk of work stoppages for cabin crew during the holiday season” and “urged management to reconsider its position”
“Obviously, we are doing our best to avoid any strike that would impact our customers,” promised Bertrand Godinot, general manager of EasyJet. The airline employs 1,800 people under French contract, including 1,000 stewards and hostesses.
Same commitment to dialogue on the part of the management of Air France, which affirms that “the negotiation is still in progress”, the objective being “to reach a new agreement”.
After having lost more than 10 billion euros cumulatively due to Covid-19 in 2020 and 2021, the Air France-KLM group achieved a net profit of 232 million euros in the first nine months of 2022, but its situation financial situation remains precarious.