European travellers hit by Christmas strike woes

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European travellers hit by Christmas strike woes

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Strikes across Europe look set to cause headaches for travellers ahead of the Christmas holidays.

Flights at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport have been delayed by security staff walking off the job over pay and conditions.

The French government called in police officers to perform security checks amid ongoing negotiations with unions over salaries as the action enters its eighth day.

Portugal has also been affected.

Train engineers are staging a three-day walkout in protest at penalties being imposed on workers for joining a recent general strike.

Further action is planned for New Year’s Day.

And fans of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers have been given a 24-hour stay of execution.

Their Premier League game against title hopefuls Arsenal on Monday has been pushed back by 24 hours because of a one-day stoppage by London Underground drivers.