Paris: A strike by French air traffic
controllers disrupted flights on Thursday on the third day of a
walkout that looks set to extend into the weekend.
At Orly airport south of Paris, 50 per cent of flights
were canceled, while 15 per cent were scrapped at Charles de
Gaulle airport north of Paris.
The air traffic controllers are upset at a restructuring
plan that would jeopardise their status as public servants.
Following a meeting Tuesday night with the French
transport minister, the controllers decided to pursue their
strike. The walkout is currently scheduled to end at 8 am
The talks themselves had gone well, but the written
agreement to end the strike did not satisfy the strikers, said
William Fiacre, a delegate of the UNSA union.
A new meeting was scheduled today afternoon.