About 10% of flights will be canceled on Friday departing from and arriving at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport (Val-d’Oise), near Paris, for the second day in a row due to a movement social security for firefighters linked to salaries, the authorities announced on Thursday, June 30. The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked the companies to give up one aircraft movement in six between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. for safety reasons because a firefighters’ strike has forced part of the runways to be closed on the first French airport. It is the same request as the day before, the first day of mobilization of the airport firefighters. The latter “demand a bonus for technicality and a revaluation of the grid” of salaries, given “the difficulties of recruitment at the entrance to the grid”, the salaries being lower than those offered in the departmental fire and rescue services (Sdis ), explains Daniel Bertone, secretary general of the CGT of Groupe ADP, the manager of Paris airports. In addition on Friday, the employees of the Parisian airport platforms are called upon to join a “multi-sector” strike, including the ADP Group and its subcontractors, at the call of an inter-union, in the extension of that of June 9. The notice runs until Sunday inclusive. This social movement, with rallies planned in front of terminals 2E at Roissy and 4 at Orly on Friday, risks slowing the flow of passengers, approaching the facilities as well as at the filter inspection posts. Baggage sorting could also be affected. ADP employees are demanding a 6% wage increase, retroactive to January 1, while management is offering 3% on July 1, according to the unions. The ADP group invited, like Thursday, passengers to arrive in advance at its facilities, namely “three hours [avant le décollage prévu] for an international flight, two hours for a domestic or European flight”. Just like Thursday, Air France said it had canceled more than 10% of its short and medium-haul flights Friday at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, and maintained its long-haul program.
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