Paris Airports: four unions call staff for a one-day strike on Tuesday

Paris Airports: four unions call staff for a one-day strike on Tuesday
Paris Airports: four unions call staff for a one-day strike on Tuesday

Towards a dark day in the airports of the Paris region? Four out of five union organizations – CGT, CFDT, Unsa and FO – are calling on employees of the ADP group for a day of strike, this Tuesday, May 21, in the three Paris airports, Charles-de-Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget.

“The level of mobilization is not negligible but it will not paralyze activity,” confided a trade unionist to Le Parisien this Sunday.

A few weeks before the Olympic Games, the inter-union is calling for an increase in staff numbers and widespread bonuses for this event. A demonstration must take place, from 10 a.m., in front of terminal 2E of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport.

A new president soon to be appointed

Among the demands, the unions are asking for the granting of a uniform bonus for all employees working from July 8 to September 15 for the Olympic Games. And for good reason, these employees, most of them administrative staff, will be seconded from their usual position to carry out tasks linked to the Olympics, in particular strengthening the operations teams. The inter-union also pleads for administrative staff, who remain at their post, to also receive a bonus due to the work overload linked to the secondment of part of the workforce.

And the workforce is the main demand of the ADP staff unions. Faced with a crisis in the airline sector during the Covid pandemic, the ADP group has forced many employees to leave. Since then, air traffic has gradually returned to its level before the health crisis. But according to the inter-union, hiring does not follow the same trajectory. In addition to increasing the workforce, the unions are also demanding early departure measures to compensate for the arduousness of these professions, as well as the revision of salary scales.

The strike day was not chosen at random. The general meeting of shareholders of the ADP group is to be held on Tuesday May 21. Its president, Augustin de Romanet, will not be reappointed. The State, which holds 50.6% of capital, must propose its successor who will be appointed that day.

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