The three-day strike has been called by the USAC-CGT union and has the backing of all unions representing the 12,000 workers employed by France’s Civil Aviation body the DGAC.
It has been proposed to run from Thursday June 2nd to June 5th.
The union said in a statement on Tuesday that “the drop in staff numbers, which has been going on for almost ten years, has become intolerable”.
It called on “all staff without exception” to take part in the strike, as they were all affected either directly or indirectly by the reduction in staff numbers and the “multiple service reorganizations”.
The DGAC told The Local that the union’s call to strike was a way of putting pressure on negotiations, but they were still hopeful that the strike wouldn’t go ahead.
A spokesman said a final meeting with unions is scheduled for May 31st and only after those negotiations will it become clear if
France will be hit by yet another round of strikes.
If the strike did go ahead hundreds of flights to and from French airports could be cancelled.