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French air industry staff to strike

The Paris airports authority has said that carriers like Air France have so far limited the damage from a strike by aviation industry workers, by cancelling or rescheduling roughly 100 flights in advance.

Airports authority ADP said early signs were the strike led by labour unions representing pilots, cabin and ground crews and others did not draw a large walkout.

ADP said French flag carrier Air France mostly managed any fallout by rebooking travellers as the strike was announced last week.

However, it said low-cost carrier easyJet was forced into cancelling five flights on Monday.

Unions called the strike, which will run through to Thursday, to protest a bill in Parliament that would require air transport workers to give 48 hours notice before striking.


From Belfast Telegraph