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DSevere disruptions are anticipated all weekend at Orly airport. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has in reality requested airways to preventively cancel 70% of the flights scheduled for Sunday May 26, after having completed so for Saturday May 25. A choice which follows the decision for a strike by one of many principal air site visitors controllers unions.

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The authorities deplored this new strike, a month after the signing of a wage settlement with air site visitors controllers. “I deplore the behavior of some agents at local level, who refuse to recognize the legitimacy of a majority agreement and make passengers pay the price. I appeal to their responsibility,” reacted this Friday the Minister for Transport Patrice Vergriete in a written assertion to Agence France-Presse. For the minister, the “social dialogue” had made it potential to achieve on the finish of April “a balanced agreement to support the modernization of our air traffic control”.

The “understaffing” drawback

But Unsa-Icna, the second consultant union of air site visitors controllers (17% within the final skilled elections), can be calling for a strike to demand “adequate staffing”. According to her, this measure wouldn’t be assured by the settlement signed on the finish of April between the DGAC and the principle controllers' union, the SNCTA (60% of the votes).

“Our managers persist, for Orly, in stinginess and apothecary calculations which will quickly reduce the teams to understaffing,” affirmed Unsa-Icna in a leaflet. According to the union group, the settlement signed on the final minute on the finish of April doesn’t resolve the problem of “understaffing” which is looming at Orly, in line with it, by 2027.

At the identical time as this mobilization of the Unsa-Icna in Orly, the Usac-CGT filed a strike discover from May 23 to 30 to particularly protest towards the weakening of the “territorial network” deliberate in line with the union by the management reform. air.