French air traffic controllers to strike tomorrow, flight disruptions expected

French air traffic controllers to strike tomorrow, flight disruptions expected

PARIS — Delays and disruptions are expected tomorrow in some of Europe’s top destinations as French air traffic controllers prepare to strike.

The group – which includes USC-CGT and CGT Air France unions – has joined a general nationwide strike in the country, which is scheduled to occur on Nov. 16 from 1 a.m. until midnight.

The strike is in protest over President Emmanuel Macron’s changes to France’s labour laws, including caps on dismissal payouts and more lenient rules in hiring and firing workers.

As such, flights between the U.K. and Spain will be affected. France’s Civil Aviation Authority has called on airlines to reduce flight schedules.

Travellers are encouraged to check their flight status before departure.