France: Paris airport workers have given a strike warning

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Paris airport workers voted this morning to lift their strike warning after winning pay rises from airport management, an AFP reporter and a union source told Reuters.

These workers, who held a general assembly at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, ratified an agreement that provides for a general increase of 3% for all employees of the Paris Airports Group (ADP), the manager of the airport facilities, as well as the equalization of salaries of around 1,800 employees, whose pay is below the 2019 reference level, according to details announced by the CGT union.

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In 2021, workers at the ADP group had accepted a cut in wages to enable the business to withstand the Covid-19 crisis, which in 2020 tripled the number of Paris airport customers.

The group also went ahead with a voluntary redundancies plan and pledged that wages will return to pre-crisis levels once the effects of the pandemic are over.

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But some routes have already exceeded 2019 activity levels, particularly seasonal ones to southern Europe. And the ADP group predicts that it will make a profit already this year, after losing more than 1.4 billion euros from 2020 and 2021.

The strike warning at ADP will be officially lifted at 18:00 (local time) today, CGT union official Daniel Berton said. Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow is the first weekend of mass departures for the summer holidays in France.


Source: Capital

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