Hop! pilots threaten to strike over Christmas

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 23, 2017 14:59

Hop! pilots threaten to strike over Christmas

Pilots with Air France’s budget airline Hop! have threatened to strike during the Christmas period if negotiations over working conditions remain blocked.

The Air France pilots union, SNPL, has voted in favour of striking if negotiations over the working conditions at its regional subsidiary company Hop! do not move forward.

Pilots are protesting over the working hours, particularly concerning whether pilots should be asked to work with less than ten hours of break between the last flight of the day and the first of the morning.

The parties must come to a consensus before the end of November and if they don’t Air France has the right to dictate working conditions.

Air France’s Managing Director Franck Terner has commented that the airline is intent on reaching an agreement in the next few days.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 23, 2017 14:59