PARIS (Reuters) - Air France employees rejected a pay deal on Friday, a setback for the company in a dispute that has seen over a dozen strikes and cost the company some 300 million euros.

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FILE PHOTO: Jean-Marc Janaillac, Chief Executive Officer of Air France-KLM Group, attends a news conference as Air France unions continue their strikes, in Paris, France, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

That prompted CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac to say he would resign.

Air France said on Twitter: “#AirFrance staff consultation on the proposed pay agreement: with a participation rate of 80.33 percent, the result of the vote is “No” at 55,44 percent.”

Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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