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Air France strike during Euro 2016


Strike called for first week of football championship
Unions representing pilots at Air France say a strike has been called for the first week of the Euro 2016 football championship.
In a protest over pay, the walkout is planned from June 11 to 14, with further strikes possible a few days later. The football matches are due to start in Paris on June 10 and will take place across the country until July 10.
The call comes from both Syndicat National des Pilotes de Ligne (SNPL), which stands for over half of the airline’s pilots, and SPAF, which represents about a quarter.
The move comes after weeks of protests and transport strikes in France against planned labour law reform.
Air France management condemned the unions’ decision, saying that the airline was only just returning to profit after eight years of losses. It added that the future of the airline was now once again under threat.
“Air France is still fragile. We need the commitment of all staff to ensure the company’s growth,” it said.


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