Tourists to expect strikes during half-term in France

Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

France strikeHolidaymakers visiting France during its half-term, might be abandoned in the airports, streets and railway stations, as a recent labour bill is about to spark up one of the biggest labour-strikes in entire France.

The Euro 2016 tournament is bringing terror-fear along with unrest by labours due to a dispute regarding a newly passed bill and fuel shortage. President François Hollande is trying to negotiate with the unions at this moment. He stated that he is ready to offer a compromise towards the unions. He asked the unions to stop opposing an employment bill and in exchange, he will let them negotiate on working conditions and payment. CGT has refused to make any kind of compromise.

The Air controllers are planning to go on a strike, starting from Friday to Sunday, while the railway workers are planning unrest from Wednesday. From Thursday, many trains, Métro and suburban trains will lower in number. SUD has also called strike from 10th June during the football tournament.

A recent poll showed that 46% voters in France are against the disputed labour bill. Those who support it want further modifications for the bill.

Official close to the President stated, “The CGT knows it will not obtain the withdrawal of the law but it will be necessary for them to win concessions in other areas.”

It seems that the tourists might have to spend most of their half-term holiday, being marooned in the boulevards on France.

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