Just at the start of the high season, on 2 and 3 July, two French air traffic controllers’ unions, one of them the most representative, have called a strike to demand improvements in their agreement.

The National Union of Air Traffic Controllers (SNCTA) justified the strike in an email sent to the French secretary of state for transport, arguing that current policies “generate desmotivation and growing concern among staff unseen for decades.”

In the latest strike called by the SNCTA last April, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) forced the companies to cancel 40% of its flights preventively.

The organizers point out that with the increase in air traffic in Europe in general and France in particular, is needed “accelerated technical modernization of air navigation systems, as well as an adaptation of human resources to needs identified”