Unions call for 5-day Air France strike to protest plans to push back retirement age

Other News Materials 30 October 2008 23:42 (UTC +04:00)

Unions have called for Air France flight personnel to stage a five-day strike starting Tuesday to protest a plan to push back their retirement age, the Associated Press reported.

The eight unions threaten an even longer work stoppage if the plan is not withdrawn.

They said in a statement Thursday that a planned government amendment to the draft law for financing the social security system in 2009 would push back the age of retirement for Air France flight staff to 65 years from 55.