France’s strike actions set to continue

Strikes that crippled France’s railways and public transport system in December are set to continue – and a union of French airline crews is now joining the action.

Tens of thousands of travellers had difficult journeys or had to cancel trips after pre-holiday meetings between the government and unions over pension reform ended in deadlock.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said there had been advances concerning hard physical jobs, night workers and those who started work early, which would allow flexibility for earlier retirement.

The FO union, representing flight crew, called for action from January 3, after separate talks broke down and is asking pilots to join them. This ...

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