An untenable pace and pay that does not follow. A year after the launch of Joon, the low-cost subsidiary of Air France, stewards and hostesses of the company denounce harsh working conditions. "The cabin crew (PNC) are already exhausted barely a year after the launch of operations," said the inter-union SNPNC / Unsa PNC in a letter sent in early November to Ben Smith, the CEO of Air France- KLM.
"The many sick leave, the desertions sometimes or the 'fatigue clauses' mentioned in numbers for such a young company should lead to a serious reflection on the rules of use" hostesses and stewards, said these unions. "The strike is envisaged if things do not change quickly," warns Patrice Pradel of Unsa PNC. The two unions have asked to be received by Ben Smith, which are expected announcements on the strategy of the Air France-KLM group.
Amélie – her first name has been changed – describes an "untenable pace", fatigue that accumulates and sinusitis repeatedly because of the air conditioning in the plane, which lead to several sick leaves. Another young cabin manager, who prefers to remain anonymous, notices "a lot of resignations". "The crews are very tired" and "the management is not at all attentive," he regrets. Several people questioned by AFP denounce "inadequate rest time" between two flights, for example between a long and a medium-haul, and "catastrophic planning management".
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When asked, the management mentions "the implementation of improvement actions with new measures concerning the development of schedules" and the use of an external firm on fatigue management.
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