Skip to comments.No Canadians: Air France unions call for French CEO
Posted on 08/16/2018 10:37:20 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Trade unions at Air France called Thursday for the company to name a French chief executive amid reports that the board is set to nominate Canadian Ben Smith at the helm of the group.
Nine out of ten unions issued a joint statement, saying it was inconceivable that the Air France company, French since 1933, falls into the hands of a foreign executive whose candidacy is being promoted by a competitor.
The statement appeared to be referring to Delta Airlines, the US airline which owns 8.8 percent of the capital of Air France-KLM, the parent group formed out of the merger of Air France and KLM of the Netherlands in 2004.
The union statement, which said the new boss needed intimate knowledge of the French social model, said that the board was expected to hold a teleconference on Thursday to discuss the nomination.
The Franco-Dutch airline has been searching for a new boss since Jean-Marc Janaillac resigned in May, having gambled his job on getting Air France staff to accept a new pay deal after months of strikes.
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After the Union Drama I went thru on Air France this summer, I will NEVER step foot on one of their planes again.
Most likely will never visit France again on top of that.
Unions run the country and nothing gets done correctly unless they say so.
How about a Muslim CEO?
Why don’t they compromise and just name a French-Canadian as CEO?
In the French movie “Jet Lag”, beside union actions being the setup for the romcom, Jean Reno’s ex-pat character goes off on France’s structural ineptness.
Can’t they compromise and give it to a French-Canadian?
More like nothing gets done without the unions’ say-so, whether correctly or incorrectly. Well, there’s socialism for you.
Would such a person have “intimate knowledge of ze French social model”? (I know that Montréal copied Paris’ Metro, but Québec puts “Arrèt” on their stop signs while France puts “Stop” on theirs.)
“France puts Stop on theirs”
Probably because only silly tourists are required to stop, ze Frenchmen stop whenever zey please!
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