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Air traffic controllers strike causes cancellation of 40% of flights

Paris, France - French air traffic controllers went on strike Wednesday to demand better working and retirement conditions, prompting the cancellation of nearly half of flights across France.


April 8, 2015
By The Associated Press

The powerful SNCTA union called the two-day strike, saying the government has refused to open negotiations about matters such as how to better organize their work schedules to account for downtime and more traffic.

The start of the walkout led to the cancellation of 40 per cent of flights across France on Wednesday, and the French civil aviation agency called for the cancellation of 50 per cent of flights on Thursday due to staffing shortages. | READ MORE