The aviation sector has been passing through a turbulent period for some time now. From IndiGo employees taking mass sick leave to the disruption of flight services in France on September 16, the aviation sector is facing tough times globally. Air traffic in France will be severely disrupted this Friday (September 16) due to a strike on pay, the French Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA) has warned. French air traffic controllers are taking action to demand higher wages in the face of rising inflation. The national strike will run from 6 am on Friday to 6 am on Saturday, the DGCA announced on September 13.
In addition to demanding higher wages, air traffic controllers will also use the strike to force officials to open jobs in aviation, particularly in air traffic control, Xinhua news agency reported.
“By 2029 to 2035, a third of the body will be retired, making it imperative to anticipate and plan for recruitment,” the National Union of Air Traffic Controllers (SNCTA) said. Failure to do so will result in unavoidable consequences. of public service, working conditions and mobility.”
SNCTA and DGAC on Friday called on airlines to reduce their flight services in metropolitan France and French overseas territories by 50 percent. Passengers are being advised to postpone their journey. Meanwhile, the SNCTA on Tuesday said a second strike can be expected between September 28 and 30.
(with inputs from IANS)