French pilot union SNPL has warned that its members could go on strike next month in protest of a new transport law that the union says will limit its powers.

A week-long strike has been proposed from 6 May to 11 May and could affect all airlines operating in France, including Easyjet, Ryanair and Air France.

SNPL claims that a new transport law being discussed in the French parliament would see it lumped in with larger trade unions in sector negotiations, potentially limiting its input on issues affecting pilots.

According to the Sun Online Travel, Easyjet has been made aware of the potential strike, but says it is too early to determine if flights will be affected. A spokesman told the news outlet: “At this stage, Easyjet plans to operate its full schedule and we would like to reassure customers that we will do everything possible to minimise any disruption.”

The news comes amid ongoing industrial action by French customs officers, which has seen passengers face massive queues at airports and Eurostar terminals.

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