Tuesday, February 7, 2012

France expected to ground many overseas flights as they enter 2nd Day of Strikes

Air France expects to cancel nearly half its long haul flights Tuesday as a strike by aviation workers enters its second day.

The workers, including pilots and flight attendants, have called for a four-day strike to protest a draft law that they say will curtail their right to strike.

The proposed law says that workers will have to provide a 48-hour notice before they strike.

"Since the arrival of the proposed law, the intentions of government and businesses are clear: removing all means of dissent from air travel personnel," the main pilot union, SNPL, said.

"Let there be no mistake: in the light of the government and businesses' will to muzzle airline pilots, we must speak with one voice," the union added. Read More