Air France unions representing pilots, flight attendants and ground workers joined forces to denounce the airline’s strategy, saying the company is at risk of going under without investments in fleet and personnel.
The groups called upon the French state, which owns 15 percent of parent airline Air France-KLM Group, to intervene in blocking management’s strategy of allowing job cuts through attrition, according to a joint statement issued by 14 separate unions. Participating groups included SNPL Air France Alpa, the main pilot union, and CFDT, which comprises many employees who work on the ground at airports.
“Air France may disappear, not because of the social conditions and the employees who showed their involvement through years of effort, but from the poor choices made by management and the trade-offs of the government, which compromise the viability of the company,” the unions said.
A spokeswoman for Air France had no comment on the statement.
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