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France: millions called to strike

France: millions called to strike
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The French president’s labour reforms saw many public servants hit the streets in protest at the end of September. Another demonstration, due to take place on Tuesday (October 10), is expected to be even bigger. Some five and a half million civil servants have been called to strike, with almost 130 events planned in 90 French departments.

Disruptions to both land and air services are forecast. Airlines could reduce flights by 30 percent. While underground trains, buses and trams could also be running less frequently.

Rail services are not likely to be impacted.

Many hospital and Post Office workers are also expected to take part, while so many teachers have expressed interest that some schools and colleges are going to close for the day. Problems could also arise for parents working outside the public sector as early childhood institutions and nurseries will be severely affected by the strike action.