Firefighters, employees of the manager of Paris airports, Groupe ADP, have lifted their strike notice for this weekend after an agreement between Groupe ADP and the CGT, we learned Thursday, July 7 from employer and union sources. The notice which ran from Friday to Sunday “was lifted following the signing of an agreement” between management and the CGT, Groupe ADP told Agence France-Presse. This agreement was confirmed by the trade union organization.
On the other hand, “negotiations are continuing” with representatives of other categories of employees who have filed a separate notice for the same period, according to the company. Groupe ADP did not wish to give further details on the agreement sealed regarding the claims of the firefighters.
The latter demanded, according to the text of their notice published by the CGT, revaluations, including an evolution of the salary scale, the establishment of a “technicality bonus” and “a real recruitment plan (…) allowing to ‘organize work in accordance with operational requirements’.
Cancellation of flights departing from or arriving at Roissy
The firefighters’ social movement, which began on June 30, resulted last week in the cancellation of hundreds of flights departing from or arriving at Roissy – Charles-de-Gaulle, the first French airport. Orly was not concerned.
The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) had imposed these preventive cancellations, representing up to 20% of flights between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the name of safety: the reduction in the number of firefighters available had made it necessary to close part of the airport runways.
This measure will therefore not be necessary this weekend, which marks the start of the big departures from the summer school holidays, confirmed a spokesperson for the DGAC.