easyJet prevents Christmas strike in France with pay hike and staff bonus

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British low-cost airline easyJet has successfully avoided a French cabin crew strike over the Christmas holidays after it agreed to raise base pay by 7.5% while paying an additional € 3,000 ($3,152) bonus to staffers.

The airline’s offer was accepted by the French union Syndicat National du Personnel Navigant Commercial (SNPNC), who told Reuters that it is a “good deal”.

“For us this is a good deal to sign so we won’t call for a strike this time around,” an SNPNC spokesperson told Reuters.

Talks between easyJet and SNPNC began late November 2022 after the union issued a warning that a strike could occur if a deal was not reached.

“easyJet is pleased to confirm that we have completed constructive discussions with trade unions, SNPNC and UNAC. We continue to be committed to working collaboratively with the unions to ensure the long term success of easyJet in France,” the airline spokesperson further said.

 

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