SAirGroup faces strike action ahead of AGM

Further action is taking place against the SAirGroup's plans to cut costs Keystone Archive

Employees of the French airline AOM/Air Liberté, which is partly owned by the SAirGroup, are stepping up pressure on the company ahead of Wednesday's AGM by taking strike action in protest at cost-cutting plans.

This content was published on April 24, 2001 - 08:56

Unions are also calling on their members to demonstrate against the restructuring plans in Geneva and Paris.

"We are going to demonstrate in front of the banks which the SAirGroup is negotiating with to develop its restructuring plan," said union leader, Eric Decarro.

Decarro added that the personnel would not carry the burden for management errors.

So far, little is known of the SAirGroup's intentions towards AOM/Air Liberté. But earlier this month it withdrew subsidies from its smaller French carrier, Air Littoral, and the SAirGroup chairman, Mario Corti, is widely expected to announce a similar decision regarding AOM/Air Liberté during the AGM.

Earlier this month, Corti blamed the French airlines for a cash-drain of SFr80 million a month.

Further demonstrations are expected on Wednesday in front of the SAirGroup's AGM.

swissinfo with agencies

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