Strike at Aéroports de Paris: Roissy terminal 2E blocked, some flights delayed by “at least an hour”


The first weekend of departures should also be marked by delays. A strike notice has already been filed for next week.

The strikers did not flinch. This Friday morning, terminal 2E at Roissy airport was blocked by demonstrators, who are supervised by the police. According to an airport source quoted by AFP, some flights are experiencing delays today “at least an hour», While some 400 strikers demonstrate with confetti and smoke. Passengers are directed to other terminals but some have missed their plane, specifies the airport source, which specifies that the delays could lengthen.

In Orly, some 250 people demonstrated “outsideWhile a small group was inside, according to the airport source. Unlike Roissy, there was no blockage but slight slowdowns.

Tense weekend

Without an agreement, the first weekend of departures could also be tense in Paris airports, disrupted by the same strike movement. Three unions from the Aéroports de Paris (ADP) group have indeed filed a five-day strike notice on Thursday. This Thursday, the protest movement had only caused delays “of 15 to 30 minutes”, underlined this Friday morning the Minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.

The Unsa, the CGT and the CFE-CGC are calling for the withdrawal of an adaptation plan for employment contracts (PACT), which provides for the abolition of certain bonuses. In case of refusal, the employees will be “potentially dismissable“Via a job protection plan (PSE), according to Laurent Garssine, secretary general of Unsa at ADP. Note that the negotiations “resumed” Friday morning “between the management of Groupe ADP and the unions, on the proposal of the management», However, clarified the latter. “We will see the management’s proposals. I will go see the employees to report it“, But “it’s starting to heat up“Laurent Garssine told AFP.

Augustin de Romanet, CEO of ADP, assured Tuesday, June 29 that everything will be done so that “no planes are canceled.ADP’s finances are devastated after a year 2020 marked by health restrictions. The group is hit with a loss of turnover of nearly 80%. The year 2021 was also disrupted and if activity resumes this summer, it remains at low frequency: according to the Minister Delegate Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, air traffic will be equivalent to 65% of that observed in 2019. At issue, in particular , the holiday choices of the French who should “prefer their national territory», Argues the minister.

SEE ALSO – Covid-19: ADP predicts a loss of “50 to 60% of turnover“For 2020

New strike notice

For ADP, the challenge now is to save money. Stressing that discussions are continuing with the employees, the CEO of the group wished them “an effort of solidarity, with a red line: no forced dismissals“. Wage cuts will be offset beyond 7%, he promises. Augustin de Romanet further asserts that “88% of our employees will not lose more than 4%Of their remuneration. Affected like the entire air transport sector by the traffic collapse induced by the health crisis, the ADP group lost 1.17 billion euros in 2020 and committed to reducing its workforce by 11%. “When traffic resumes, there is no reason why ADP employees cannot find their own (social) model.“, he added.

Guarantees that are not enough for trade unions. Secretary General Unsa Aéroports de Paris has already announced that a new strike notice has been submitted for July 9.

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