Air traffic strike brings travel chaos in France

Controllers and taxi drivers aim to block flights and roads
A strike is the last thing tourism in France needs right now, but travel to and across the country is difficult on Tuesday as air traffic controllers and taxi drivers join a strike called by three major unions representing five million civil servants.
France’s civil aviation authority has asked airlines to cut their flights by 20% during the day as two air traffic control unions take up a 24-hour strike ending Wednesday morning. They are demanding higher pay and pensions.
Taxis plan to block access to Paris Orly, Charles de Gaulle and Porte Maillot airports, in protest against car services like Uber. The French government wants to “kill the profession with savage deregulation”, the union CGT Taxis said.
The unions are planning a massive march through Paris from Montparnasse to Invalides on Tuesday from 14:00.


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