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Strike Action: Civil servants Strike Threatens Flight Schedules

STRIKE ACTION: France’s civil aviation authority calls on airlines to cut flights by 30% on Tuesday as civil servants plan 24-hour strike in protest over the government’s reforms to the labour code

A planned civil servants strike has prompted France’s civil aviation authority to demand airlines cut flight schedules by 30% on Tuesday, the Ministry of Transport has said.

Distruption across the country

Disruption is predicted across the country, the Transport Ministry said in a statement, but the main airports affected are expected to be Charles de Gaulle and Orly in Paris, as well as Beauvais, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes.

The measures have been implemented after the CFDT, CGT, FO and Unsa Unions urged the country’s 5.4million public service workers to walk out in protest over changes to France’s labour laws.



Day of Action

Police and railway workers are also expected to join the protests. Rail travel is expected to be affected from 7pm on the 9th October until 8am on the 11th October, while the CFDT union has called on members to strike in a joint protest against employment reform and working conditions.

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