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French aviation unions call strike on Feb 6-9

The bill was approved by France's lower house last week and is being studied in the Senate.

Written by Agencies | Paris | Published: February 4, 2012 10:15:52 am

Unions representing French aviation workers,including pilots,flight attendants and baggage handlers,have voted for strike action on February 6-9 that is expected to disrupt air travel.

The unions are protesting a draft law that will require individual aviation workers to give 48 hours notice before taking strike action.

The bill was approved by France’s lower house last week and is being studied in the Senate.

It was unclear how much disruption the strike will cause as unions have not provided details about what form it will take,but union leaders called for nationwide action that would affect all French airlines.

Air France has already announced that passengers with tickets booked for February 6-9 can reschedule without charge.

It nevertheless said it would be able to run more than 80 per cent of its short- and medium-haul flights and more than 85 per cent of its long haul flights.

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