A call for strike a few days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Paris airports: nearly 350,000 passengers affected

A call for strike a few days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Paris airports: nearly 350,000 passengers affected
A call for strike a few days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Paris airports: nearly 350,000 passengers affected

Like other transport workers at SNCF and RATP, Paris airport staff are demanding a bonus for the Olympic Games. A call for a strike has been launched for Wednesday, July 17.

Several unions at the airport manager serving Paris, Groupe ADP, called for a strike on Monday. July 17thabout ten days before the opening of the Olympic Games, requesting for this busy period a gratification “for all staff”.

THE CGT, CFDT, FO and UNSA unions denounce a “deterioration of working conditions”demanding in particular a “reward for all staff”a hiring plan “massif“1,000 positions and the guarantee of being able to take days off during the Olympic and Paralympic Games (OPG). But the group’s CEO, Augustin de Romanet, has taken the decision”unilateral” of “pay a bonus only to some of the staff”they regretted in a joint statement. “All the unions unanimously denounced these methods of division and the choices of management”they say. “It is clear that the CEO has brushed aside our demands.”

A refusal that the unions consider “dogmatic“, When “the company has the resources to respond to the legitimate requests of employees and their representatives”, citing in particular “comfortable shareholder dividends”. In summer, Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly airports welcome some 350,000 passengers per day in total.

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Groupe ADP does not expect to see passenger volumes increase during the Games, but has taken measures to guarantee the reception of athleteswith specific routes and temporary infrastructures. The trade union organizations are demanding, “for months” At the direction “means to cope with the evolution of air traffic and the organization of the Olympic Games”they already recalled in a press release in mid-June.

Nearly 300 employees gathered in a general meeting on Friday “supported the unanimous decision of the unions to stop their participation in all forms of meetings with management”. The General Meetings have “given a mandate to launch a strike movement on July 17 to obtain satisfaction”the unions said on Monday. “If we are reduced to calling for a strike, it is because of the stubborn refusal of management and in particular of the CEO of ADP, underestimating the ultimatum issued by the united unions and the determination of the staff”affirmed the CGT, the CFDT, FO and the UNSA.

ADP employees had already been called to strike on May 19. The movement did not cause major disruptions. Employees from several sectors or public companies have successfully mobilized in recent months to obtain activity bonuses in view of the Olympic Games, notably at RATP and SNCF.

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