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             from France do a pre
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​     Air France strike?
  or a labor strike at CDG Airport?

2014/2015 will be a tough year for French travelers. Air traffic controllers face severe cut backs and even closure of some control towers due to single skies policy implementation. 

​24 March 2015 French air traffic control strike has been cancelled, till a more suitable time.

French Airport Strike
French air traffic control strike Wednesday to Friday 25 - 27 March, 2015
More information to be released tomorrow Tuesday 24th.
Union SNCTA calling for the strike action.

Last strike actions
This time folks, it's Air France workers striking.
Nothing to do with air traffic control.

French Nationwide Transportation Strike
Announced today 27, October 2014 24 hour national transportation strike. Strike will involve all forms of transport. Strike will happen on Tuesday 4 November 2014 follow along with us Easy Travel Report

Old strike actions for 2014
26 August 2014 Air France pilot's will make announcement this Thursday regarding future strike action. Follow along Air France strike page

Old Strikes for 2014
Air France strike Saturday 2, August 2014
Air France pilot strike month of September?

Announced 11 July 2014 Air France union CGT - UGICT asking all employees to strike Saturday 2, August 2014. Ground staff have called for stoppage between 01:00 - 24:00.
French airports that will support the labor strike:-
Airports in Corsica (again) Ajaccio and Bastia.
Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Montpelier, Mulhouse, Nice, Nantes, Paris Roissy, Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Strike will include all 
Air France subsidiaries.
700 Air France crew members to made redundant along with 700 jobs at Roissy CDG Airport under the new "Transform 2015" plan.

   French Air Traffic Control Strike
26 June 2014 ATC strike never really ended till 1000 UTC time today.

Dailymail reports families sleeping on airport floors.

            Tuesday - Sunday 24 - 29 June
​Monday French ATC asking airlines to reduce flights to and from France by 20%. Flights reduced from Paris - -CDG - ORLY-EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, Strasbourg International Airport,, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Also Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Your airline will have the details.
Air France passengers to take brunt of strike action. Here's what Air France has to say.
Sunday evening, 22 June 2014 SNCTA flinch and drop strike action. 75% of flights will operate. Flights to suffer will be from southern Europe and Northern Africa. Meetings to take place first week of July. Lepoint.fr   DGCA still to release a press release. Union made issue come into the for front of the news at our (the passengers) expense. Leaves bad taste in your mouth. Thank you everyone who passed on information.
PS. Perhaps Belgian air traffic control will strike Tuesday adding to the mix.

20 June 2014  Torture yes. You are at DGCA mercy. They are the ones who will tell your airline to cut back by 50%(?) of flights to from France. Follow DGAC blog for announcements.

19 June 2014 Another air traffic control union joins in UNSA-ICNA. Situation is looking bleak. School children out of school, first holiday week-end. Peek travel. You've called your airline?

7 June 2014 French air traffic control union SNCTA 
calls on all controllers strike from 24 to 29 June 2014.
This is an old festering bitter dispute. Here's the SNCTA in French announcement. 

This will likely be a national shut down, grounding of flights. By law a certain percentage of flights have to run.
Call your airline. Your flight will be brought forward, cancelled or delayed. Don't get caught in a lay over in French customs. Do you have a French visa? That way you can sleep in a hotel instead of a cot on the international arrivals floor. Flying in and out of Paris? You might want to book a hotel and cancel when fit. Hotel and car hire will be slim pickings. Perhaps SNCF will put on extra trains. Eurostar will likely be booked.

Please if you have information pass it on to us.

Old industrial actions for 2014
       French Air Traffic Control Strike
​Thursday 6pm, 14 May 2014 French civil servants strike till 5am Friday morning. Here's what Air France has to say. Passengers will face delays and cancellations across the country. (Yes, it's not you, this was late notice)

French air traffic control strike
Update:-17 March 2014 Airlines asked to reduce flights to and from France by as much as 30% tomorrow. Chances are your flight will be brought forward, delayed or perhaps cancelled starting as early as tonight. Call your airline, confirm that precious seat. Bring a book. Flights will be back to normal by noon on Wednesday
Also see DGAC blog
No disruptions to French railways expected.

5 March 2014 Came across this article today by France's largest air traffic control union SNTCA. SNCTA have called a strike for Tuesday, March 18th. Sorry that is all we know for now. More news out Monday 17th.
29 January Here we go for Thursday flight info http://dsnado.canalblog.com/

28 January, 2014 Update:-Strike times are in. Wednesday, 29th 6pm - Friday, 5am 31st.

24 January 2014 Good news French air traffic control has been cancelled except for one day, the 30th. Time to be announced on Tuesday.

French air traffic control strike planned (SNCTA)
Insane. 5 days of strike action. 
Starting 5pm Monday, 27th January, 2014 till 5am on 31st January. Friday. Other countries joining in Portugal, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy. See ETR

Good riddance to last years 2013 industrial actions.

December, 7, 2013 French public service workers strike from 6 pm Sunday, December 8, 2013 to 5 am Saturday 14th December. Brest and Bordeaux will not be involved in strike action. Brest possible delays Monday night. Toulouse Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday possible problems.
See Easy Travel Report for updates. Delays are expected to be low if any.
See http://dsnado.canalblog.com
Old industrial actions
October 14, 2013 French civil servants strike starting Monday evening 17:00 UTC October 14, 2013. French air traffic controllers will strike and it's up to which controllers show up for work. Tuesday possible minimum service in effect. Controllers strike will end 04:00 Wednesday morning. Flights from and to southern France, Marseille, Bordeaux, Brest and Reims.
If flying with Air France, call and confirm.
DGAC has not asked airlines to cut back flights.

Last industrial action
October 10 Stike in full force today. Southern France airports hit the worst. This is where Single Skies cuts will effect the most. Flights not likely to be back to normal till Friday afternoon. Portuguese air traffic controllers also joining in. Flights affected in Germany, Belgium etc. Some French trains on strike today SNCF. Have you seen NOP site?

September 20, 2013 Regarding Pan-European air traffic controllers strike. We do not know if French air traffic controllers will join in with this strike, yet. We do not know if it will be a rolling strike or 24 hour. More to be announced next week.

September 13, 2013 More air traffic control strikes coming up in October. Front Page

​September, 10 2013 French Transportation strike today. Strikes will end by 6 am tomorrow. Follow along on our front page. Lots of delays at CDG today
PS Another Pan-European air traffic control strike is planned for October 10.

Old industrial actions
France -
June 12, 2013 What a mess, never have seen it this bad. Good news, strike is now to end Thursday 6am. (despicable play by unions)
Still the airlines had planned for Friday 6am strike and canceled accordingly. It will take a while for flights to get back to normal. Call your airline if flying on Friday.
French train strike going on in Unisom.
                     French aviation strike
For sure this is going to mess up your day. 
Might start (more information to be released by unions)
04:30 UTC Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
ending Friday June 14, 2013 ending 04:30 UTC

DGCA has asked all airlines to cut back flights this week  by 50%. Call your airline, last thing you need is to be sleeping at the airport. All French airports to be hit.

We have learned it will not just be French atc workers but Hungry, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria and Belgium. UK and Ireland will not be involved, certainly flights to these countries will be delayed See European Air traffic control strike
Minimal service will be in effect. DSNA

These are the unions causing trouble
European Transport Workers Federation 

Earlier this years industrial action, this last one was a flop.
French Air Traffic Controllers Strike March 5, 2013

French union CGT calling for a day of action.
                Transport Strike

March 3 Update for you:- Minimal service guaranteed only, at all French airports. Starting 6 PM night before Monday  till Wednesday 6 AM.
Paris Charles de gaulle
Paris Orly
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg – Mulhouse, France / Basel, Switzerland 
Strasbourg Entzheim Airport – Strasbourg
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (formerly Satolas Airport) – Lyon
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport
Nice cote d'Azur
Bastia Poretta Airport – Bastia
Calvi Sainte-Catherine Airport – Calvi
Ajaccio Campo dell'Oro Airport – Ajaccio
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport – Bordeaux
Poitiers – Biard Airport – Poitiers
Limoges – Bellegarde Airport – Limoges
Deauville Saint-Gatien Airport – Deauville
Pau Pyrenees

February 26 Air traffic controllers strike Tuesday, March 5, minimal service will be in effect, more news to be released closer to date. Chances are flights Monday evening could see delayed or cancelled flights. Flights should be back to normal by noon Wednesday. (We'll see, now we've jinxed it)
February 12:- Two unions CGT and Force have called for a strike on Tuesday, March 5. Will effect air travel, urban transport, roads, highways, cleaners and taxis. Other unions may join in. We will be updating as the news comes in. (Same week as planned Iberia Airline strike also effects Iberia Express, Air Nostrum)

French strike January 31
Tuesday, January 29, 5 Million civil servants will strike, 3 major unions involved. (mainly teachers)
French air traffic controllers are included. They will strike starting (approximately) Wednesday (tomorrow) night 1800 UTC till Friday, 0600 UTC. Nothing really set yet. No official airport announcements etc. Keep an eye on your airline. Maybe, random times at different airports. By law minimal service will be guaranteed and who shows up for work at your airport. Brest Airport expected to be hit worst, Air France, Flybe and Ryanair. What's going on in Lille Airport January 30, 2013 French air traffic controllers strike starting this evening till 0500 UTC Friday February 1.
We will be following along here

Last years industrial action 
November 10, 2012 Are you aware of the 
Pan - European union strike, November 14, 14N? We will be updating and check European Day of Action   
Marseille Airport to be hit on the 15 and 16th. Ripple effect world wide.
November 1 French ATC strike last week was painless, only a few delays. Minimal effect on air transport.

19 October 2012 CFMU is reporting that French air traffic controllers will strike next week.
The strike will take place between:
1730 UTC Monday 22/10/12 
Tuesday 10-1300
0430 UTC Wednesday 24/10/12.
Marseille departures  Nantes Lyon Departures
Be aware Lyon Airport has a notice up about train travel to and from the French airport by coach.
Old Stuff
Lille air traffic controllers to strike Thursday 22 March 2012 starting 6 AM ending Friday 7 AM 23 March. 
27 February 2012 European day of action Wednesday 
29 February. May effect some French airports see here

So last year
6 October 2011 Back again, More information to come. Only a warning for now. 
French air traffic control strike (warning for now)
for Tuesday 11 October. May start 5pm utc Monday untill 12 October 0400 UTC. Minimal service will be guaranteed. More information to follow.

French general strike, Thursday, 27, May, 2010 strikes and protests. Strikes may start  26-28 May. Milan,  London and Brussels, high speed trains will run near normal. Air traffic controllers asking airlines to cut flights by 30% at Orly and 10% Charles de Gaulle. Air France long hauls as normal.

22, February, 2010 French air traffic controllers strike, starting Tuesday, 22, February, 2010 till Friday, 26, February, 2010.  Expect severe delays over French air space.  Flight disruptions our of  Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.
French civil aviation authority DGAC have not a clue yet how traffic will be effected.  

Last time:-left up, so you can see what went on.

Orly/CDG Airport delays
12, Jan. France,  civil aviation authority is asking airlines to cut their Paris traffic by up to 50 percent on Wednesday  from 7 am to 11 am  because of snow and icy weather. After 11am, 15 percent of flights will be cancelled. 

Air France long hauls will run as usual.
Air France website link

Traffic at Orly will be cut in half. Air France will cut half of European flights out of Orly.

Air France will cancel 75 percent of European flights at Charles de Gaulle. 

A strike by air traffic controllers is also planned for Wednesday and Thursday. The DGAC civil aviation authority recommends that travelers contact their airlines to get flight information.

1/12/10 The DGAC said Tuesday it has asked companies to cancel 30 to 50 percent of flights Wednesday at Charles de Gaulle, the larger of Paris' two airports. It asked airlines to cut traffic at Orly airport by 50 percent.

1/10/10 French air traffic controllers strike, Wednesday morning, 13, Jan and Thursday 14, Jan. till Friday 15, morning. Flights crossing the Channel, or passing over French airspace, could be subject to delays or cancellations.

Lille Airport Strike  
Brest Bretagne Airport strike.
Air France flight status
Strike action in France :Thayls
French Weather
You can check your local train service disruptions at www.ter-sncf.com
freephone number available to travelers (0 800 15 11 11).

French state railway company, SNCF new website for rail delays

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The SNCTA approx. 41% of the vote 
​UNSA-ICNA 22.4%.

Air traffic control beauty pics, cdg included Gizmodo

French public holidays 2014:-
Thursday May 29 Ascension Day

June 9 Whit Monday

Monday July 14 Bastille Day

Friday August 15 Assumption of Mary

Saturday November 1 All Saints Day

Tuesday November 11 Armistice Day

Christmas Day is a Thursday this year

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