Staff unions at Air France have suspended a four-day strike that was due to start on Saturday (23 June).

The unions have staged 15 days of strike action already this year in a dispute over pay, costing the airline an estimated £350 million. Air France KLM CEO and chairman Jean-Marc Janaillac resigned last month after staff directly rejected his last-ditch pay deal.

Air France has temporarily appointed Anne-Marie Couderc as chairman until the position is permanently filled in July.

Couderc met with the unions last week to determine the steps the airline needs to take to settle the dispute and presented her findings to the board on 14 June.

The unions and the Air France board have agreed there will be no further discussions on pay until a new CEO takes office.

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