Strike at the Hop company! but little disruption to expect Monday

The pilots of Hop! rebel. This Monday, at the call of the SNPL (National Union of Line Pilots), the 750 pilots of the short and medium-haul subsidiary of Air France are called to stop work. A 24-hour strike that could impact the 340 flights planned for the day to varying degrees. The company must communicate on any flight cancellations at the latest this Sunday morning. But according to our information, the impact of this movement will be limited.

A strike that is anything but a surprise. For several months, the conflict has been brewing between the SNPL Hop! and management. At the center of the tensions, the requirement of pilots to see their working conditions and remuneration approach those of the 4,000 Air France pilots. A claim almost as old as the creation of the company, in 2013. Born from the merger of the regional subsidiaries of Air France, Brit Air, Regional and Airlinair, its economic situation has continued to deteriorate.

With a hundred planes a few years ago, it now has around fifty. A decrease which goes hand in hand with its economic results. Its debt of 80 million euros represents almost half of the losses on the short and medium-haul network of the Air France group (189 million euros) while Hop! only produces 30% of these thefts.

An attrition that worries the pilots. “Especially since we do not have the opportunity to develop, annoys Emelyne Fronteau, president of SNPL Hop !. We are subject to Air France. Since September 2019, 100% of our flights have been chartered by the parent company. And we are prohibited from flying planes with more than 110 seats to protect the perimeter of Air France pilots. “

“We can’t inflate our costs”

According to the union, the pay gap between a co-pilot of Hop! and of Air France is 15% on average and between 10% and 20% for a captain. “When you work in the same group, you want the same rights and the same respect,” continues Emelyne Fronteau. We have come to the end after months of negotiations. Now let’s mark it. »The pilots of Hop! ask for the equivalent of a 12% increase, which the Air France pilots obtained according to them. In the absence of agreement, past Monday, a 24-hour strike, every Friday, will be organized.

“I understand their lack of prospects,” says Guillaume Gestas, president of SNPL Air France. But do not tell anything. We had an 8% increase. 4% for compulsory annual negotiations and catching up of wages after several years of status quo. And 4% which are a counterpart to an increase in productivity. “

From the direction of Hop! no way to go beyond the 3% increase. And for good reason, the salary requirements of the pilots correspond, year after year, to twice the savings generated by the last job protection plan. “We can’t make our costs soar,” says one within the company. And there is no question of perpetuating the transfer, each year, of 70 Hop pilots! to Air France. “We need our pilots for our activity, insists the company. Otherwise, our planes stay on the ground. ”

Share

All countries
1,426,096
Total confirmed cases
Italy
135,586
Total confirmed cases
Spain
141,942
Total confirmed cases
Iran
62,589
Total confirmed cases
Germany
107,663
Total confirmed cases

Latest Updates

World of Warcraft Shadowlands will soon invite players to participate in its closed beta

The first guests to the expansion will be veteran players and people close to Blizzard.Last year,BlizzardWorld of Warcraft: Shadowlands revealed, the next expansion of...

The price of the dollar will not fall against the Egyptian pound .. Learn the reasons

The price of the dollar rose against foreign currencies today Wednesday 8-4-2020, as a safe haven, as the price of the dollar stabilized against the...

Frequently Asked Questions

World of Warcraft Shadowlands will soon invite players to participate in its closed beta

The first guests to the expansion will be veteran players and people close to Blizzard.Last year,BlizzardWorld of Warcraft: Shadowlands revealed, the next expansion of...

The price of the dollar will not fall against the Egyptian pound .. Learn the reasons

The price of the dollar rose against foreign currencies today Wednesday 8-4-2020, as a safe haven, as the price of the dollar stabilized against the...

Rental companies open up to mobility

Specialized so far in financing and managing the fleet of fleets, long-term rental companies are increasingly looking to manage the mobility of...

The «first» return of José Tomás to Nimes suspended due to the coronavirus

ABCNimes Updated:04/08/2020 20:59 save Related newsThe Nimes Pentecost Fair has been officially suspended. This has been...

Related Articles

World of Warcraft Shadowlands will soon invite players to participate in its closed beta

The first guests to the expansion will be veteran players and people close to...

The price of the dollar will not fall against the Egyptian pound .. Learn the reasons

The price of the dollar rose against foreign currencies today Wednesday 8-4-2020, as a safe...

Rental companies open up to mobility

Specialized so far in financing and managing the fleet of fleets, long-term...