Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for this report in Le Monde: Ebola: Airmen of Air France refused to depart for the affected countries.Excerpt from the Google translation:
Fear of Ebola virus infects the airline staff. Some cabin crew of Air France "did not wish to carry out their mission " to make in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, said a spokesman of the company, confirming a report in Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France.
"In any case, all flights are left with crews made in full compliance, in number and qualification with the regulations" , however, said the company, stressing that "there [had] been no impact " .
"OUT OF CONTROL"
On Monday, the National Union of Air France group (SNGAF), a minority, has launched a petition calling for "an immediate end to the servicing of the countries affected by the Ebola virus."
"We know we have a risky job, but with measured risks. There, it is totally out of control, the information is not the same from one day to the next, " lamented Sophie Gorins, general secretary SNPNC third union of seafarers.
"If we are not able 'to ensure more sanitary cordon sanitaire, it would cancel flights, except to say that we are requisitioned to bring relief. (...) The measures are to distribute gloves are a last resort, we have no certainty that we do not carry a victim or that we are not ourselves carry the disease."
According to Air France, "the company does not require a member of the cabin crew to carry out its mission to destinations such as Conakry, Freetown and Lagos." These three cities are classified as hazardous locations by the committee on health, safety and working conditions of Air France (HSC).