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Air France meets with unions

Air France 777-200

Air France chairman Anne-Marie Couderc met with representatives of its staff’s trade unions last week to discuss the on-going battle over pay, with further strikes announced later this month.

Couderc, also chairman of Air France KLM, held the meeting “to listen and understand and thus be able to identify the necessary actions” to prevent further strike action. She will feed back the information and work with Air France CEO Franck Terner to develop measures and initiatives, which they will present to the board on 14 June.

The news comes as the unions announced four days of strike action on 23, 24, 25 and 26 June.

Air France has seen multiple strikes this year in a row over pay rises, which has cost the airline hundreds of millions of pounds and led former Air France KLM CEO and chairman Jean-Marc Janaillac to step down after failing to reach an agreement with staff.

Doubt has been cast on the future of the airline, with the French government rumoured to be considering selling its stake – which Accorhotels says it might be interested in buying.

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