Unions have waived a new pilot strike after the new Air France-KLM CEO reached out to them. The new strike was planned from the 24th of June up until the 27th of June.
Jean-Marc Janaillac, who will become CEO of the airline group in July, together with Air France CEO Frédéric Gagey en Gilles Gateau, EVP Human Resources, has reached out to the pilot unions SNPL and SPAF.
Air France compromises
Air France has proposed to hold off some parts of the cost cutting process. In return the Air France pilots are asked to delay additional strikes and actions until November. With this gesture the airline’s management seems to be willing to allow actions once the peak season has ended, but wants to secure revenue.
New delays in restructuring
Although the management gesture does hold off a new strike, the restructuring plan is facing yet another delay. Parts of the restructuring that are being held off, were restructuring elements that should have been completed last year. The elements are port of a plan that dates from a 2012 plan.
For the short term the French carrier has prevented a loss in revenue and profits, but on the long term the restructuring is facing yet another delay.