Air France pilot's union calls strike for Monday

18th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 18, 2006 (AFP) - A minority of Air France pilots are to go on strike over two days at the beginning of next week, their union said Friday, but the airline said their action was unlikely to disrupt flight schedules.

PARIS, Aug 18, 2006 (AFP) - A minority of Air France pilots are to go on strike over two days at the beginning of next week, their union said Friday, but the airline said their action was unlikely to disrupt flight schedules.

The SNPNAC union said Friday the strike would take place between 6am and 10am Monday and Tuesday to protest working conditions.

The union covers around five percent of Air France's pilots.

Pierre-Jean Loisiel, the head of the SNPNAC, said the dispute lay with a union-management agreement on working conditions signed in May by the much bigger SNPL union which he said fell short, particularly in terms of salaries.

He claimed 70 percent of Air France's pilots opposed the agreement.

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Subject: French news

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