Strike at Air Algérie: the pilots’ union denies the rumors

The beginning of the current month of August has been the subject of a rumor that once again affects the national airline. Indeed, according to several media that have reported it, Air Algérie pilots intend to prepare for a next strike, thus freezing national air traffic.

Moreover, in a statement granted to the Arabic-speaking Ennahar, on August 2, 2022. The Air Algerie pilots’ union has decided to break the silence and intervene to put an end to this rumor. Which mainly affect the national airline.

Strike at Air Algérie: the pilots’ union denies the rumors

In this intervention, trade unionist Krim Seghouane explained that, of course, the last general assembly organized by the union addressed the demands not satisfied by Air Algerie officials. But denied the rumor about a possible strike action that the flight crew intends to trigger.

In the era preceding the pandemic, the two parties, in particular the managers and the union of Air Algerie pilots, signed an agreement of collective agreements. And due to the health context and the financial situation of Air Algérie, the agreement was frozen.

However, currently this is no longer the case. Karim Seghouane affirms that the union has resumed its activity to discuss socio-professional problems. What does this category of staff know at Air Algérie. In this sense, this same trade unionist adds that Air Algerie pilots are used to going back and forth to China. Without even taking a rest. This confirms that this case is among many others claimed by the union.

Moreover, the latter confirms that he is aware of the situation of Air Algérie. The reason why no possibility of strike was negotiated. Especially with the latest fire in Air Algérie’s Catering production unit.

Fire at the Catering production unit of Air Algérie

In addition to the turbulent situation experienced by Air Algérie at Heathrow airport. The latter recorded on July 25, a fire at its Catering production unit at Algiers airport. An incident that required the intervention of civil protection units to prevent the spread of fires.

Material damage was recorded. In particular, for several catering machines. In addition, the national airline reassures its customers in a press release. And this, concerning the continuity of its services related to flights departing from Algiers airport.

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