Air France ground staff plan strike for 2 August

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Air France is facing industrial action by ground staff opposed to use of third-party contractors.

The CGT union has called on the airline’s staff members at airports across France to gather on 2 August at its hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, where a walkout is to start at 01:00 that day.

CGT is demanding the continuation of local employment with Air France as opposed to via third-party ground service providers, it says.

The union is also calling for the abolition of a law obliging air transport personnel to inform employers of industrial action two days in advance.

Based on similar legislation for the land transport sector, the so-called Diard law – proposed by national assembly member Eric Diard – was introduced in 2012 after a series of disputes within the airline industry.