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23 Sep 2018 | 03:16 PM UTC

France: National general strike on October 9

France News Alert

Nationwide general strike to take place on October 9; significant disruptions anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/9/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION France

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Event

A nationwide strike called for by various unions is set to take place on Tuesday, October 9. According to the CGT and FO trade unions, the strike is being organized to denounce the government's social policies. Transportation disruptions - potentially affecting air, rail, and public transit - are expected throughout the day, along with protests and consequent traffic disruptions nationwide.

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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