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a VirtualTourist member from Los Angeles asked on May 31, 2016


France in general

How is the situation with strikes? The new are tell that air lines, gasoline, trains are on strike.
i already paid for mu hotels and air.
Thank you for giving me and idea on how things are.

4 Answers

answered on 5/31/16 by
a VT member from Hengelo

New strikes are announced for tomorrow for train and public transportation. I suggest you follow the latest news on this.

The gasoline strike is over.

With the Soccer championship starting on June 10, the unions increase their pressure on the government by strikes.

The US state department warned for possible acts of terror during the championship.


answered on 6/1/16 by
a VT member from Albufeira

The strikes show no signs of ending. French air traffic control is now threatening to go on strike for 6 days. They will not rest until the government withdraws its changes to the labour laws or collapses completely.

This website in English is a good source of information

answered on 11/20/16 by
a VT member

The French love to strike; they are the most strike prone country in Europe. They tend to strike in a manner that cause the most disruption to travel. But the strikes are peaceful.

We were caught by a strike (gas stations closed) in Avignon recently. The protest marches started at 10:00 with shouting and banners. At precisely 12:00 the protesters put down and stacked their banners, the police took off their riot gear and everyone went for lunch. The protest resumed at 2:00 (if it wasn't raining too hard) and lasted until 4:00.

Take it day by day and have contingency plans if you get stuck in one place.

The site cubsur mentioned above is a good source of info.

answered on 11/20/16 by
a VT member from Sacramento

The question was posted 6 months ago.

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