THE French air traffic controllers unionsthe SNCTA and the UNSA-ICNA, announced yesterday that they lifted their strike notice for this Friday, September 15, a “conciliation procedure» having been found with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC).
Even better, the SNCT has committed not to call a strike between now and September 2024, at the end of the sequence of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, assured one of the leaders of the majority union. The principle of this “Olympic Truce» accepted by the SNCTA union is confirmed by the Minister for Transport Clément Beaune.
“The resumption of dialogue between the unions and the General Directorate of Civil Aviation made it possible to reach a balanced agreement, which makes it possible to support the strong resumption of air traffic after the health crisis. Discussions on the social protocol for the period 2024-2027 will continue in the coming months with the objective of accelerating the transformation of air traffic control to strengthen its quality and productivity.», indicated Clément Beaume in a press release.
“In the context of the Rugby World Cup, the Minister welcomes the lifting of the strike notice, which will allow the competition to take place peacefully, and the commitment made by the unions to avoid any social unrest during the major current and upcoming sporting events of the Olympic and Paralympic Games», added the minister.
Demanding a salary catch-up in the face of inflation, the SNCTA and the UNSA-ICNA had called their members to strike on September 15, 2023. For the moment, no details of the “conciliation procedure» between the unions and the DGAC was not disclosed to explain the lifting of the strike notice.