Air France unions to meet management Thursday over pay conflict
PARIS, April 11 (Reuters) – Air France unions have agreed to meet management on Thursday to discuss wage demands after several days of strikes, a pilots union official said.
Strike notice could be withdrawn if a suitable offer was forthcoming, added the official.
The head of Air France-KLM earlier on Wednesday denounced trade unions’ demands for a 6 percent pay increase as unrealistic, as the airline braced for the start of a seventh day of strikes that have hurt its financial performance.
Late on Tuesday, Air France doubled the 1 percent immediate pay increase previously offered to unions and proposed talks on a deal for the 2019-21 period, in response to union demands for a 6 percent wage hike. (Reporting by Caroline Pailliez; Writing by Brian Love; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)
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