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21 Jan 2020 | 06:38 AM UTC

France: Air traffic controllers to strike January 24

Labor union calls air traffic controllers to strike January 24 amid pension reform strikes; confirm flight reservations and anticipate disruptions

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FRA

Event

A labor union representing air traffic controllers announced that its members will go on strike on Friday, January 24, to denounce the government's proposed universal pension reform. Flight disruptions are also to be expected on Thursday, January 23, in the evening (local time), and on Saturday, January 25, in the morning.

Flight delays and cancelations are to be expected in French airports during the strike period.

Context

A nationwide strike is underway since December 5, to denounce the government's proposed universal pension reform. The strike has resulted in significant transportation disruptions across France.

Advice

Individuals flying into or out of France are advised to monitor developments, expect consequent flight delays and cancelations, confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport, and contact their airline for more information.