Saturday, 5 May 2018

Air France-KLM chief Jean-Marc Janaillac quits as staff reject pay deal

Air France-KLM chief Jean-Marc Janaillac has announced his resignation after French staff at the strike-hit airline rejected a new pay deal.

"I accept the consequences of this vote and will tender my resignation to the boards of Air France and Air France-KLM in coming days," he said.

In a ballot, 55% of the French employees rejected the deal.

Air France-KLM - one of Europe's biggest airlines - has seen a series of strikes in recent weeks.

The industrial action has cost the Franco-Dutch alliance millions of euros.
In the ballot, company employees rejected a 7% pay rise over the next four years.

They have been demanding a 5.1% increase in 2018 instead - in a dispute that began in February.

BBC     News.

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