Paris airport workers call for strike ahead of Olympics
CGTN Publikigita: 2024-07-10 10:25:56

Unions representing workers at Paris' airports are planning to strike on July 17, nine days before the start of the 2024 Olympics, over a dispute about pay and work conditions.

The CGT, CFDT, FO and UNSA unions are demanding that staff receive an Olympics bonus at Aéroports de Paris (ADP), the state-owned firm which operates both Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.

Along with extra compensation for all airport staff, unions are asking for additional resources during the busy Olympics period, denouncing "unilateral decisions from the chief executive to pay a bonus to only some personnel".  


Disruption threat

Paris' two main airports, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, are the main gateways into France for foreign visitors during the Olympics. Up to 350,000 people per day are expected to transit there, as well as athletes and their baggage.  

Thousands of athletes are expected to begin arriving from July 18, when the athletes' village opens. A new temporary oversized baggage terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport is set to handle heavy equipment like kayaks, bikes or pole vaulting poles. 

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