End of the strike in Paris airports, just before the big departures

End of the strike in Paris airports, just before the big strikes. shares

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Employees at Paris airports voted on Friday morning to lift their strike notice after obtaining wage increases, in extremis before the start of the influx of major holiday departures.&nbsp ;

At a general meeting in Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle a few hours before the start of the summer holidays, these employees ratified an agreement providing for a general increase of 3% for all Group employees ADP, airport facilities manager.

To this 3% increase is added a revaluation of the salary grids and an upgrade of the remuneration of some 1,800 employees whose salaries are lower than the reference level of 2019, according to the details communicated by the CGT.

In 2021, ADP employees had agreed to reduce their salaries to allow the company to weather the Covid-19 crisis, which cut the number of customers at Paris airports by three in 2020.

The group has also implemented a voluntary redundancy plan and has undertaken to ensure that salaries return to their pre-crisis level as soon as the effects of the latter on traffic have dissipated.

However, some routes have already exceeded their 2019 activity levels, in particular overseas connections or those, seasonal, to southern Europe. And Groupe ADP plans to make a profit this year, after having lost more than 1.4 billion euros cumulatively between 2020 and 2021.

The strike notice at ADP, which had initially been filed until Sunday evening, will be formally lifted on Friday at 6:00 p.m., said CGT union representative Daniel Bertone at the general meeting.

But the end of the conflict should make it possible to avoid disruptions in the airports of the Paris region, which expect tens of thousands of travelers on this first weekend of major summer departures.

For their part, employees of ADP subcontractors and other employees on the Roissy airport platform (guards, drivers, employees of rental companies or hotels) remain mobilized, however, in the wake of a movement triggered on June 9.

An inter-union called for a “general strike” for Wednesday. A rally followed by a demonstration towards Roissy terminal 2E is scheduled for 9 a.m., with the slogan of a salary increase of 300 euros per month and “massive hiring to regain normal working conditions”.

Last week, the firefighters' movement, which began on June 30, resulted in the preventive cancellation of hundreds of flights departing or arriving Roissy, France's leading airport.

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) had imposed these preventive cancellations in the name of safety: the reduction in the number of available firefighters had made it necessary to close part of tracks.