French flight attendant union calls for strike

PARIS, Oct 30 (BestGrowthStock) – French flight attendants called on
Saturday for a four-day strike from Nov. 5 in protest at new
legislation that imposes taxes on their discounted flights on
other airlines.

The legislation, which is unrelated to President Nicolas
Sarkozy’s recently approved pension reform, would mean flight
attendants will have to pay tax on discount tickets from
airlines that do not directly employ them, the SNPNC union said.

The union represents 25 percent of flight attendants at Air
France (AIRF.PA: ) and also has an “important presence” at other
French airlines, a union official said.

Separately, six unions at Air France have called for a
strike on Nov. 4 against Sarkozy’s pension reform.

(Reporting by Patrick Vignal; Writing by Lionel Laurent)

French flight attendant union calls for strike