Air France Flight Attendants Call Off Strike

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Published: July 24, 2011

Air France said on Saturday that flight attendants had agreed to call off a four-day strike planned for the end of July that had threatened to throw French air travel into chaos during the peak summer travel season.

The French airline’s management said a deal had been reached with the flight attendants union that would allow flights to proceed normally from July 29 to August 1.

“Air France is glad this constructive social dialogue allowed us to avoid a major conflict within the company and to jointly pursue the spirit of the reforms underway,” the airline said in a statement.

The flight attendants had threatened to walk out in protest against a reorganisation of their work at regional hubs that the carrier is setting up to counter competition from low-cost airlines.

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