On the first day of the long holidays, Friday July 8, employees of Paris airports voted to lift their strike notice, after obtaining salary increases from their management, noted a journalist from Agence France-Presse. .
Meeting at a general meeting in Roissy – Charles-de-Gaulle, these employees ratified an agreement providing for a general increase of 3% for all employees of Groupe ADP, manager of airport facilities. To this increase is added a revaluation of the salary scales and an upgrade of the salaries of some 1,800 people whose salaries were lower than the reference level of 2019, according to the details communicated by the CGT.
In 2021, Groupe ADP employees agreed to pay cuts to allow the company to get through the crisis caused by the Covid-19 epidemic – which cut the number of customers at Paris airports by three in 2020. The The group also implemented a voluntary redundancy plan and undertook to ensure that salaries returned to their pre-crisis level as soon as the effects of the latter on traffic had dissipated.
However, some routes have already exceeded their level of activity in 2019, in particular links to overseas territories or those, seasonal, to southern Europe. And Groupe ADP expects to make a profit this year, after having lost more than 1.4 billion euros cumulatively between 2020 and 2021.
The strike notice which had been initially filed until Sunday evening will be formally lifted on Friday at 6 p.m., said CGT-ADP union representative Daniel Bertone at the general meeting.
The end of the conflict should make it possible to avoid disruptions at airports in the Paris region, which are expecting tens of thousands of travelers on this first weekend of major summer departures.
On Thursday, the prospect of flight cancellations had already receded due to the signing of an agreement between Groupe ADP and the company’s firefighters, who were also demanding an upgrade. The movement of firefighters, which began on June 30, resulted last week in the preventive cancellation of hundreds of flights departing from or arriving at Roissy, France’s leading airport.
The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) had imposed these preventive cancellations in the name of safety: the reduction in the number of firefighters available had made it necessary to close part of the runways.