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18 Jun 2018 | 03:12 AM UTC

France: Nationwide general strike June 28

France News Alert

Disruptions expected across France due to nationwide general strike on June 28; associated protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION France

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Event

The CGT and FO unions have called for a nationwide general strike to take place on Thursday, June 28. Transportation disruptions - potentially affecting air, rail, and public transit - are possible throughout the day, along with protests and consequent traffic disruptions (notably in Paris). More precise informational regarding the extent and specificities of the disruptions will become available as the strike nears.

Context

According to union representatives, the strike is being organized to defend the rights of workers, students, pensioners, and the unemployed.

Advice

Individuals in France are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, confirm travel itineraries, and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.

 

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