Elections union at Air France: the CGT eliminated

The professional elections that have just ended at Air France have transformed the landscape of trade unions. The more than 46,000 employees voted to elect the

Elections union at Air France: the CGT eliminated

The professional elections that have just ended at Air France have transformed the landscape of trade unions. The more than 46,000 employees voted to elect the representatives of the employees of the seven councils in social and economic, which replace the former councils. First surprise: at the level of the whole enterprise, the SGC loses its representativeness with only 9.25 percent of the vote. It is indeed necessary to exceed the mark of 10% to be representative. During the previous election of 2015, the CGT had taken the fourth position with 14% of the vote.

On the other hand, new unions to become representative, especially among the drivers. And Alter, the third union of the profession, gets 10,69% and invites you to the sides of the Spaf (12,25%), and the SNPL, which, with 76,48%, above its score of 2015, with 11 points more. In all categories, it is FO an ally of the SNPNC, which became the first trade union organization at Air France with 21.3 per cent. Then comes the CFDT - UNPNC (16,43%), then the CFE-CGC combined with Unac (14,43%). Finally, the Unsa air with 13.28 per cent.

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It is these organizations that will negotiate enterprise agreements at Air France over the next four years. If we isolate the institutions such as maintenance, operations, the soil, the results are significantly different, but they have not yet been published by the company. Some unions had alerted the leadership before the election. They feared that the electronic systems put in place for the first time, be detrimental to participation. This has not been the case. On the contrary, the employees have been more likely to vote with a participation rate of 76,53%, 6 points more than in 2015.

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Patrice Tizon, the deputy director general of human resources Air France has hailed a "high turnout" that "demonstrates once again the interest of the employee representative bodies and social dialogue". For his part, the director-general of Air France, Anne Rigail, said: "Together, we will be able to collectively build a constructive social dialogue in order to face the challenges that Air France is facing". It is true that since 2015, the company tricolour was marked by crises in acute that made him lose his goals of competitiveness and profitability. The episode of the torn shirt in October 2015, the numerous strikes, the latest of which led to the departure of Jean-Marc Janaillac, following a consultation with staff, had given the feeling of a huge mess.

Updated Date: 13 March 2019, 00:00

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