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Air France boss appeals to staff to end strikes

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Air France chairman Jean-Marc Janaillac will launch a staff consultation in an effort to end the ongoing strikes that threaten the airline’s future.

Last week, the carrier proposed a pay deal that would see staff received a guaranteed 7 per cent wage increase over four years in addition to individual rises. The agreement failed to receive the majority signatures required for acceptance.

Now, Janaillac will directly ask staff if they are in favour of the pay deal proposed last week. The electronic consultation will open this Thursday (26 April) and will close on 4 May. The airline says all votes will be tallied according to the law and supervised by a bailiff.

Meanwhile, Air France staff are staging walk-outs again today in the midst of another round of SNCF staff strikes, with around 75 per cent of flights operating.

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