the strike continues on Friday and Saturday

Orange with Media Services, published on Tuesday 06 July 2021 at 13:36

Calls to strike by the CGT, CFE-CGC and Unsa unions to demand the withdrawal of a plan to modify employment contracts could disrupt air traffic for the first weekend of school holidays.

Last week, the mobilization of employees of the ADP group, manager of the Parisian airports of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly, disrupted air traffic on Thursday and Friday at the two airports, with flight delays but no ‘cancellation. What will happen for the first weekend of the school holidays?

“The notices of next Friday and Saturday are maintained”Frédéric Lecocq, CGT delegate from ADP, told AFP on Monday, July 5, after a negotiation meeting with management.

“At this stage, nothing more” has been obtained from management, he added. “We maintain the notice,” confirmed Véronique Pigueron, president of the CFE-CGC of ADP. “For the moment, the strike notices have not been lifted”, because “there is no progress”, apart from “a few trifles, a small minimal adjustment”, and “the management refuses to withdraw the PACT ( plan to adapt employment contracts, editor’s note), “said Laurent Garssine, secretary general of Unsa at ADP.

These three representative unions demand the withdrawal of this PACT, which provides for a reduction or elimination of premiums. In case of refusal, employees risk dismissal as part of a job protection plan (PSE). Employees have already been called on to strike in June and last week to refuse these pay cuts.

“We will inform the employees tomorrow (Tuesday) and collect their opinion,” said Ms. Pigueron, stressing that some have already informed her that they were for the strike. “We will consult the employees by Friday” on “the exchanges with the management this (Monday) morning” and “perhaps that the management will contact us again,” said Mr. Lecocq.

The CGT and CFE-CGC strike notices cover Friday and Saturday, while Unsa’s only covers Friday, but this union “also calls to strike Saturday” within the framework of other notices, noted Mr. Garssine.

For the management, the PACT will make it possible to achieve the necessary savings, while the Covid-19 pandemic has weighed down ADP’s activity. Faced with this crisis, management signed in December, with the unions, a collective contractual termination agreement (RCC) providing for 1,150 departures of employees in 2021, including 700 not replaced.

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