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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Jean Carmela Lim
Journalist[br][br]Jean is a member of AeroTime’s editorial team, working as an aviation writer and based in Manila, Philippines. Previously, she worked in operational aviation roles in Manila, Philippines and Seoul, South Korea before moving to Australia to work in corporate and government travel. In 2012, Jean established her own luxury and adventure travel blog, Holy Smithereens. She is also a contributor for World Travel Market London, one of the biggest annual events in the travel sector. She covers trends and issues in hospitality and luxury travel for a B2B market, interviewing key personalities in the industry.
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