February 7th, 2012
01:13 AM ET

Strike in France expected to ground many overseas flights

Air France expects to cancel nearly half its long haul flights Tuesday as a strike by aviation workers enters its second day.

The workers, including pilots and flight attendants, have called for a four-day strike to protest a draft law that they say will curtail their right to strike.

The proposed law says that workers will have to provide a 48-hour notice before they strike.

"Since the arrival of the proposed law, the intentions of government and businesses are clear: removing all means of dissent from air travel personnel," the main pilot union, SNPL, said.

"Let there be no mistake: in the light of the government and businesses' will to muzzle airline pilots, we must speak with one voice," the union added.

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  1. drap

    Unless this affects my morning routine of watching Pepe Le pew on the cartoon channel..while enjoying a nice fresh croissant..then I don't care about this... .

    February 7, 2012 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Not unless your travelling to France!!

    February 7, 2012 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. drap

    My bad..did not now Air France was the only airline to fly to France... .;-)

    February 7, 2012 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Greek American

    I always enjoy a nice extended strike.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. saudi airlines flights

    My bad..did not now Air France was the only airline to fly to France... .;-)

    February 9, 2012 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |