A FURTHER ROUND OF STRIKES in France looks set to disrupt air travel in and out of the country.
Around a million people are expected to take part in demonstrations against the pension reforms, including air traffic controllers.
AFP reports that 40% of flights at Charles de Gaulle airport and 50% of flights at Paris Orly will be cancelled. Other airports in France will also be affected.
Information on Ryanair flights to and from France can be found on their website.
Only one in two trains is expected to run nationally, but the Eurostar service to London and the Thalys service to Brussels are understood to be unaffected, according to France 24.
The metro in Paris will also be affected, according to Le Monde, but to a lesser extent than national trains.
The pension changes include pushing the retirement age from 60 to 62, and despite an earlier mass protest, the controversial bill was passed in parliament last week. It will be considered at the senate from 1 October, but is anticipated to hit committee discussions on 27 September.
The socialist party and workers’ unions remain opposed to the reforms. Euronews reports that the general secretary of the Workers’ Force union, Jean Claude Mailly, said the government couldn’t afford to stand tough against the level of opposition against the reforms.