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The strike this weekend in Orly is called by one of the main air traffic controllers’ unions.

One of the main air traffic controllers’ unions on Thursday called on its members to go on strike on Saturday and Sunday at Paris-Orly airport, demanding what it said was “adequate staffing” not guaranteed under the recent agreement. “Our managers, in favor of Orly, persist in stinginess and pharmaceutical calculations, which will quickly lead to staff shortages in teams,” Unsa-Ikna, the second representative of the air traffic controllers union, said in a leaflet.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) was unable to respond immediately when contacted by AFP on Thursday afternoon for possible details about the impact of public traffic on the flight programs of France’s second airport. “A sufficient level of staffing is necessary to ensure working conditions adapted to the safety tasks performed” for air navigation control engineers, the trade union organization assured.

The issue of “understaffing” has not been resolved

She regretted that the last-minute agreement signed at the end of April between the DGAC and the main inspectors’ union SNCTA (60% of the vote in the last professional elections) did not solve the problem of “understaffing” that looms in Orly, in her words , by 2027. This agreement on support measures, in particular wages, for the planned overhaul of the air traffic control system in France, was rejected by Unsa-Ikna (17% in the last elections) and the third representative of the trade union Usac-CGT (16%), which announced strike on April 25.

The move led to the cancellation of several thousand flights in France and Europe. In parallel with the mobilization of Unsa-Ikna in Orly, Usac-CGT filed a notice of strike from 23 to 30 May, in particular protesting against the weakening of the “territorial network” planned, according to the union, by air control reform.

Source: Le Parisien

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