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More disruptions likely as French to strike again

Strikes in France could cause delays

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a warning of further travel disruptions due to another walk-out by French transport workers.

On September 21 and 23, French unions have called for strike action, which could affect “rail networks and some maritime ports,” according to the travel advisory. The FCO recommends allowing extra times for journeys to or through the country and checking with your operator’s website before travelling.

In addition, unions representing road and maritime employees have called for strike action today (September 18), while several unions have encouraged an indefinite strike by lorry drivers starting on September 25, calling for road blocks near oil facilities, which could affect fuel supplies at service stations. 

The announcement follows widespread disruption caused by an air traffic controller union walk-out earlier this week. Strikes are being called by unions across France in protest of President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed labour reforms.

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