Norwegian Air cabin crew union calls for strike at Charles de Gaulle
PARIS/OSLO, April 20 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air's
largest cabin crew union in France has called for a strike from
April 24 to April 26, seeking higher pay and better working
conditions, a union representative said on Saturday.
UNAC union representative Anastasia Durand told Reuters the
union represents 70 percent of the airline's 158 cabin crew
based at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, also known as
Roissy, from where Norwegian has four or five flights per day.
Durand said there had been no formal vote for the strike but
the union had sounded out staff and there was general support
for the action. She didn't say if any talks were planned with
Norwegian, which flies directly from Charles de Gaulle
airport mainly to destinations in the United States, including
New York and Los Angeles, was not immediately available to
The Oslo-listed airline has shaken up the long-haul market
by offering cut-price transatlantic fares, but its rapid
expansion has left it with hefty losses and high debts.
Earlier this month one of its subsidiaries postponed
deliveries for Airbus A320neos and A321LRs scheduled
for this year and next, cutting its capital spending by $570
million, the second time in two months it has postponed aircraft
(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain in Paris and Nerijus Adomaitis
Editing by David Holmes)
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