Strike-hit easyJet to cancel 30 percent of flights in France

30th December 2014, Comments 0 comments

British budget airline easyJet will cancel 30 percent of its flights in France on Wednesday due to a fresh two-day strike by cabin crew.

Unions representing French cabin crew informed the airline of a new strike on December 31 and January 1 similar to a Christmas work stoppage to press demands for better scheduling and pay.

This time they are protesting against scheduling and a 25-percent drop in their annual bonuses, given in the form of company shares.

EasyJet said 70 flights would be affected on Wednesday, of which 38 serve Paris. It would only operate 166 flights to and from France, a statement said.

The unions complain that easyJet is making too many last-minute changes to the schedules of cabin crew staff, and oppose making bonus payments dependent upon customer satisfaction when much of the passenger experience is determined by check-in and luggage handling that is outsourced to other companies.

© 2014 AFP

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