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Call for strike at Paris airports on July 17, before the Olympics

Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff Agence France-Presse During the summer period, Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly airports welcome around 350,000 passengers per day in total.

France Media Agency in Paris

Published at 12:40 p.m. Updated at 2:07 p.m.

  • Europe

Several unions of the airport manager serving Paris, Groupe ADP, called on Monday to go on strike on July 17, around ten days before the opening of the Olympic Games, demanding for this busy period a bonus “for all staff”.

The CGT, CFDT, FO and UNSA unions denounce a “deterioration of working conditions”, demanding in particular a “gratification for all staff”, a “massive” hiring plan of 1,000 positions and the guarantee of being able to pose days off during the Olympic and Paralympic Games (JOP).

The CEO of the group, Augustin de Romanet, took the “unilateral” decision to “pay a bonus only to part of the staff”, they regretted in a joint press release.

“All the unions unanimously denounced these methods of division and the choices of management, they indicate. It is clear that the CEO swept away our demands. »

A refusal that the unions consider “dogmatic” when “the company has the resources to respond to the legitimate demands of employees and their representatives”, citing in particular ” comfortable dividends from shareholders”.

During the summer period, Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly airports welcome around 350,000 passengers per day in total. Groupe ADP does not expect to see traveler volumes increase during the Games, but has taken measures to guarantee the reception of athletes, with specific routes and temporary infrastructure.

The union organizations have been asking management “for months” for “means to deal with the evolution of air traffic and the organization of JOPs”, they already recalled in a press release mid-June.

Gathered on Friday in a general assembly, nearly 300 employees “supported the unanimous decision of the unions to interrupt their participation in all forms of meetings with management “, the unions said on Monday. The general assemblies “gave a mandate to launch a strike action on July 17 to obtain satisfaction.”

“If we are reduced to calling a strike, it is because of the stubborn refusal of management and in particular the CEO. of ADP, underestimating the ultimatum launched by the united unions and the determination of the staff”, affirmed the CGT, the CFDT, FO and the UNSA.

“This announcement surprises us because at 6:30 p.m. we have not yet received the notice announced,” the group's management reacted to AFP, affirming that “social dialogue is permanent” and that “management remains in contact with the union organizations.”

“This strike should not lead to flight cancellations,” management clarified.

ADP employees had already been called to strike on May 19. The movement did not cause any major disruption.

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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