Air France finalised (10-Jul-2012) framework agreements aimed at improving economic efficiency by 20% throughout the company, with union organisations representing ground staff, pilots and cabin crew. Details include:
- Ground staff: The proposed agreement for ground staff, opened for signature on 06-Jul-2012, was signed by the CFE-CGC, CFDT and FO unions, which secured an audience of 46.5% of ground staff at the most recent professional elections. The agreement with ground staff is therefore validated, the minimum level required for validation being 30%;
- Pilots: The proposed agreement for pilots received a "favourable" view from the SNPL union advisory body on 05-Jul-2012. The SNPL will shortly submit this framework agreement to a referendum for validation by its members;
- Cabin crew: The proposed agreement for commercial cabin crew has been open for signature since 09-Jul-2012. The representative organisations, UNAC, SNPNC and UNSA, will also submit this proposal to a referendum among its members.
Once secured, the definitive signature of each agreement will allow an end to the procedure of revocation for the category in question. Air France, welcoming the agreements, said it is "thereby on track with the planned timetable to define a new collective agreement, one of the main prerequisites for its successful turnaround". [more - original PR]