France airport staff strike over EU plan | News | Al Jazeera

France airport staff strike over EU plan

Air-traffic controllers' protest over move to centralise control of European airspace forces closure of main airport.

    Air-traffic controllers in France have kicked off a series of strikes against a European plan to overhaul their industry.

    It has forced the closure of the country's main airport, and the cancellation of more than 1,800 flights.

    The strike was aimed at an EU plan to centralise control of European airspace.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Paris.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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