Request for Mutual Assistance for SNPL – Air France & Joon
Last month The Syndicat National des Pilotes de Ligne, SNPL (France ALPA), again requested Mutual Assistance on behalf of Air France and Joon pilots.
The request explained that Air France has gone through difficult times during which the airline management enforced several productivity measures.
“Those measures have now taken full effect and the Company is reporting record financial results year after year.
“Air France and Joon pilots are not opposed to making efforts to help the Company endure difficult times. SNPL believes it is in the pilots’ best interest to take part in the transformation of the airline. As a result, pilot salaries decreased dramatically since 2012 with regards to inflation.
“On the other hand, SNPL understands that when profitability returns, it is time to discuss profit sharing. Air France management has tried to silence SNPL’s requests by offering insufficient pay raises. It now refuses to engage in discussions on this matter, despite the top profit announcements.
“An industrial action in the form of a strike is planned for 22 February. Therefore, the SNPL requests, through IFALPA, the following Mutual Assistance starting on 22 February at 00:01 LT, until 22 February at 23:59 LT:
Ban on Wet Leasing (Para. 188.8.131.52)
Freeze in Capacity (Para. 184.108.40.206)
Assistance to Pilots Stranded Away from Home Base (Para. 2.4.4)
Request for Denial of Cockpit Crew Contracting (Para. 2.4.5)
All IFALPA Member Associations are encouraged to support SNPL Air France and Joon pilots by forwarding support letters to: Cpt. Philipe Evain, President of the SNPL Air France Board, firstname.lastname@example.org and F/O Beltran Ybarra, email@example.com “
Request for Mutual Assistance for VNV – Transavia
Meanwhile, Vereniging van Nederlandse Verkeersvliegers (VNV Dutch ALPA) requested Mutual Assistance on behalf of the Transavia Netherlands pilots.
IFALPA was informed by the VNV that the Dutch Transavia pilots are in active bargaining with the Company to obtain a new Collective Labour Agreement as the last one expired 14 months ago.
“Clearly, Transavia Airlines does not seem to be willing to reach an agreement soon and therefore the VNV had no other option than to send out ballots to its members. The ballots were counted at VNV Headquarters on February 15th, with 93.2% voting in favour of taking industrial action in form of a strike.
“Therefore, the VNV requests, through IFALPA, the following Mutual Assistance starting on 16 February 2018 at 00:01 LT until further notice:
Request for Ban on Wet Leasing (Para. 220.127.116.11)
Request for Freeze in Capacity (for carriers inside the Alliance) (I Manual, Para. 18.104.22.168)
Request for Freeze in Capacity (for carriers outside the Alliance) (I Manual, Para. 22.214.171.124)
“IFALPA Member Associations are encouraged to support Transavia Netherlands pilots by forwarding support letters to: Cpt. Frank Nauta, Secretary of the VNV Board, F.Nauta@vnv.nl & firstname.lastname@example.org “