Flight delays feared across Europe as french workers go on strike

Protesters are expected to take to the streets of towns and cities across France on Tuesday

LAST UPDATED: 11 Sep, 2017 @ 17:46
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PROTESTORS are expected to take to the streets of towns and cities across France on Tuesday to demonstrate against the government’s planned labour reforms.

The CGT union has called on civil servants, rail and transport workers and students to observe the strike – and has said that 180 demonstrations will take place.

It has also called for another day of strikes on September 21, two days before further protests organised by the far-left France Insoumise party, led by former Presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon.

SNCF has said that it expects TGV, Thalys and Eurostar timetables to run as scheduled, though local services may be subject to change.

Commuters in Paris have been warned to expect some disruption and two out of three trains on the RER A, C and D lines are expected to operate, and one in two trains on the B line.

There is expected to be some disruption to Transilien services on lines B, C, D, N and R.

Air France has said it expects ‘limited disruption’ to its flights due to the strike – but urges passengers to check its website, as there may be ‘last-minute delays or cancellations.’

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