Air France Frequence Plus - One of AF's unions calls for strike on June 21st
Jun 13, 12, 12:28 am
The union's website (http://www.sud-aerien.org/) - but also reported widely in the press. Both ground and flying staff.
They want to protest against the savings program/the new strategy, arguing that AF is in fact not doing badly at all but that management wants to kill "acquis sociaux" (benefits, working conditions, etc).
Someone more familiar with the union landscape at AF can maybe enlighthen us about the probabilities of this strike actually happening respectively if it happens whether it will actually have a strong impact. SUD is not one of AF's major unions, is it?
Jun 13, 12, 1:30 am
Was supposed to fly AF on 21 June. Does not look good. Anyone with info?
Jun 13, 12, 1:58 am
From last's year results for the election of members of Air France's Comité Central d'Entreprise. Note that this is a global breakdown and does not give the details regarding each staff category. The next elections will be held in March 2015.
Sud-Aérien won 6 seats out of a total of 89. As the vote for Sud-Aérien was below the 10% threshold set by law in 2008, both at the company level and per staff category, Sud-Aérien is not considered as a representative union allowed to participate in labour negotiations.
List of unions above the 10% threshold at the company level:
CFDT Groupe Air France SPASAF: 18 seats
CFE/CGC (CFE/CGC & UNAC-CGC): 18 seats
CGT (CGT Air France & UGICT-CGT Air France): 16 seats
FO (SGFOAF, FO Cadres & SNPNC FO): 12 seats
UNSA Aérien (SMAF, SNMSAC, SNPNAC): 11 seats
List of unions above the 10% threshold only for one staff category (pilots):
SNPL France ALPA (71.28 %).
SPAF (11.51 %).
For additional tidbits about the union landscape at Air France:
CFTC (6.70% of the votes at the company level) and Alter (less than 10% of the votes for pilots, a union with many members originally from SNPL Air Inter) are not considered as representative unions, either.
SNPC R'way is yet another pilot union below the 10% threshold for the pilot category.
For a more comprehensive vision of the union landscape, one should also look at subsidiaries, such as Groupe Servair and its own subsidiaries, as well as at the alliances resulting from the 2008 law defining the 10% threshold.
Jun 13, 12, 2:02 am
Thanks. So SUD has not reached the 10% threshold and does not participate in the negotiations. This might explain their aggressiveness. Let's hope that the other unions do not follow suit.
Jun 13, 12, 4:22 am
Thanks JOUY31 ^^
That very helpful information of yours puts that strike warning in a completely different light.
PS: it is heartbreaking to read the union's website. They argue that all is well because load factors are good and getting better. Noone there who has ever heard of "yield"?
Jun 13, 12, 5:46 am
It's obvious why they chose June 21st. They all want to be off that day to enjoy Fête de la musique!