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Air France unions call for four-day strike from June 23

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(Reuters) - Unions at on Friday called for a four-day strike starting June 23 over a continuing pay dispute that prompted the resignation of parent company Air France-KLM's last month.

The dispute has already resulted in 15 days of walkouts this year, costing Europe's second-largest carrier by revenue up to 400 million euros (£351 million).

As the company hunts for a new to replace outgoing Jean-Marc Janaillac, had sought to placate the unions earlier on Friday.

In a letter seen by Reuters, Couderc told the unions that management would next week offer new measures aimed at ending the conflict.

The French government, already locked in a battle over reforms at state railway operator SNCF, has said it will not bail out

Last month an to French said the government had no plans to reduce its 14.3 percent stake in Air France-but might not maintain this level forever.

In a brief statement Air France-said the strike was not compatible with concern for the future of Air France and confirmed that Couderc would meet union representatives on June 14 and come up with proposals.

(Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer; Writing by Matthias Blamont; Editing by David Goodman)

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 01:27 IST