France could be in for travel chaos with strikes affecting planes, trains and ports
PARIS — Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports.
Unions are tapping months of public anger over a labor bill that would make it easier for employers to fire workers and lengthen the working week.
They’re hoping the timing of the walkouts, which start with train service Tuesday, will increase pressure on the government to withdraw the bill: They’re happening just as France prepares to host the month-long Euro 2016 European soccer championship, which begins June 10 and is expected to draw 2.5 million people to stadiums around the country. Read more…
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