Friday, September 29, 2023

Paris airport cancels flights due to controllers’ strike

Paris Flights Canceled Due To Strike
Interior Of Orly Airport In Paris. Photo: Afp | File

A unexpected driver strike Compelled half the flights canceled this saturday Paris Airport Orly, in the framework of a day of protests against an unpopular pension reform in France.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) “asked airline companies to reduce their aircraft load”. flight schedule 50% from 1:00 p.m. local time for the whole day,” the administration announced in a statement.

  • The other Paris airport, Roissy-Charles-de Gaulle, is not affected. Paro

The strike will affect “25 arrivals and 22 departures” of planes in Orly, especially internal flights or those with countries in the European Schengen free movement area.

France is facing a series of protests against it pension reform Liberal President’s Emmanuel Macronwhat does he want increase age Retirement from 62 to 64 yearss for 2030.

Despite mass protesters and popular disapproval, the project continued its course in parliament and unions did not rule out intensifying protests until 7 March, when they threatened to “paralyse” the country.

Unions threaten to “paralyse” France in March

Unions Threaten This Saturday “paralysis” (France) In March, if President Emmanuel Macron “does not listen” to the disapproval of the majority of the population pension reformIn a whole day of new large-scale demonstrations.

“If all governments and legislators continue not to listen to the popular disapproval, the Inter-Union will call (…) on 7 March to paralyze all sectors in France”.

Frédéric Soulelot, leader of the FO Centre, said

The warning comes as part of the fourth day of protests in France since the beginning of the year. pending government data, announced the CGT union 500 thousand protesters in ParisWhere some incidents were registered with the police.

The aim is for the government to withdraw its proposal to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 by 2030 and to bring forward the contribution requirement to 43 (and no longer 42) to receive the full pension, to 2027.

Most French people – two out of three according to the poll – oppose the reform, with which the government seeks to bring the retirement age closer to its neighbors in Europe and avoid future shortfalls in pension funds.

“I find it hard to believe that the government will not listen to this important disclaimer” for citizens in a “difficult context” of inflation, 47-year-old Gaël Leroy-Carreteau said at the march, held in Paris in a festive atmosphere.

This social worker had come with her husband, her daughter, her sister and her nephew. “We are protesting for our pension and for our children,” the woman said, recalling that in 2010 she was already 60 to 62 years old and predicting that she would reach 70 within 10 years. Can

On 31 January – between 1.27 and 2.8 million people – there was the largest demonstration against social reform in France in three decades, but the government did not back down. This Saturday, police expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people.

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