France -Strikes of air traffic controllers, public sector and radio coincide -April 09, 2015

3 major strikes (Air traffic controllers , Teachers, Radio broadcasters) coincided on 8 April to effectively cripple the country.

Three major strikes coincided on 8 April to effectively cripple the country. Air traffic controllers have been organising actions over the increase of the pension age from 57 to 59. Despite talks being planned for 13 April, strikes on 8 and 9 April lead to the cancellation of hundreds of flights. In solidarity and ant-austerity protests that were organised, teachers walked out and the Eiffel tower remained closed. Radio France’s programming remains limited as the radio broadcaster’s conflict, reported in last month’s newsletter, entered it fourth week.

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