31.05.2016

Euro 2016 Football Faces Biggest Threat From Air France Pilot Strike

euro2016_logo.jpgEuro 2016 Football Faces Biggest Threat From Air France Pilot Strike

Air France's pilots are escalating a long-running contract dispute by threatening to disrupt travel with an extended strike just as France prepares to host the European soccer championship that starts in mid-June.

The French airline’s main pilot union, the SNPL, said 68 percent of those participating in a work-stoppage ballot voted Monday in favor of a walkout exceeding six days to protest the airline’s plans to cut pay. Of the carrier’s 3,600 pilots, 2,500 belong to the SNPL.

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