A 15-week-long strike by French air traffic controller
PARIS (AP) _ A 15-week-long strike by French air traffic controllers, which forced daily delays and cancellations of commercial flights, ended this weekend when five of six unions agreed to a settlement.
The accord gives controllers about to retire a monthly pay increase of about $230, thus increasing their retirement pay.
The agreement came Saturday after 18 hours of negotiations. Normal flight schedules were expected to resume Monday.
Controllers conducted weekday work stoppages between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., forcing delays or cancellations of flights by Air Inter, the domestic airline, and Air France.
Air Inter said it lost $11.6 million because of the work stoppages. Air France said it lost about $4.6 million.