Air France cancels flights as strike over pay continues
In this Sept.15, 2014 file photo, Air France planes are parked on the tarmac of the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:02AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:03AM EDT
PARIS -- About 30 per cent of Air France flights scheduled on Wednesday are expected to be cancelled as crews and ground staff start a seventh day of strike.
Workers unions are asking for a pay rise of six per cent across the board. Their wages have been frozen since 2011.
According to unions, the strikes have already cost Air France 200 million euros ($247 million).
Some 40 per cent of long-haul flights will be cancelled and 25 per cent of short-haul flights to and from Paris's Orly airport and French regions will be affected.
Several meetings between workers' representatives and Air France management have already taken place since the strike started on Feb. 22 but unions say they have not yet received a satisfactory reply to their demands.