Ground personnel of Air France now also agree with new collective labor agreement

After the cabin crew, the ground staff of airline Air France has also agreed to a new collective labor agreement. Trade unions unanimously agreed with the new agreements.


After the cabin crew, the ground staff of airline Air France has also agreed to a new collective labor agreement. Trade unions unanimously agreed with the new agreements.

Baggage handlers, technicians and other personnel that it includes, will receive extra cash. There is also more room for any bonuses after good performances and agreements have been made about the payment of overtime.

The agreements come on top of the commitments that Air France previously did. In October, a provisional agreement already announced that Air France's staff could expect a 2 percent wage increase with retroactive effect from 1 January 2018, as well as the same wage step this year.

CEO Ben Smith of Air France-KLM hopes that the agreements that have been concluded will also improve mutual trust between Air France and its employees.

The collective labor agreement with KLM's sister company dragged on for months and was accompanied by numerous strikes last year. These cost Air France hundreds of millions of euros and the former CEO of Air France-KLM Jean-Marc Janaillac did his job.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/economie/5678084/grondpersoneel-van-air-france-akkoord-met-nieuwe-cao.html