Air France Raises Pay Offer in Bid to End Strikes

Tourism | April 11, 2018, Wednesday // 10:04|  views

Air France said on Tuesday it had raised its pay offer to unions in a bid to end strikes that have already cost the airline 170 million euros ($210 million), Reuters reported.

An Air France Boeing 777-300ER is parked on the tarmac at Orly Airport near Paris as Air France pilots, cabin and ground crews unions call for a strike over salaries, France, April 10, 2018. 

The carrier, which is part of Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA), doubled the 1 percent immediate pay increase previously offered to unions and proposed talks on a deal for the 2019-21 period in response to their demands for a 6 percent wage hike. 

Air France is facing a seventh day of strikes on Wednesday in a six-week campaign that has coincided with rolling nationwide rail strikes, as SNCF workers protest against plans to reform the state-owned railway. 

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