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Air Algerie loses millions from cabin crew strikes

Staff demand a 106% pay increase and better working conditions.
NEWS, Aviation

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Air Algerie CEO Mohamed Salah Boultif has confirmed that last month’s strike action by flight attendants cost the national carrier around half-a-million dollars in revenue losses.

Flight cancellations were widespread over a four-day period as cabin crew workers demanded a 106% pay increase, better working conditions and a similar status to pilots and co-pilots.

Operations resumed after the government called on both parties to engage in dialogue and while Boultif has expressed his confidence that an agreement would “definitely be reached”, he also reiterated that the airline’s financial position would not allow "giving a positive answer to their main demand, which is a pay hike of 106%" but only precludes a rise of above 20%.

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