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French strikes: Flights, trains, Metro and buses cancelled on Tuesday's 'day of protest'


Unions are calling for a day of all-out protest with demonstrations in the major cities on Tuesday, December 17th in their continuing battle with the government over pension reform.

Flights have been running normally for several days now, but Tuesday will see more services cancelled, albeit fewer than in the early days of the strike.

When the strike started on December 5th, French airspace controllers asked all airlines to cancel 20 percent of their flights.

On Tuesday, only Paris Orly airport is hit with cancellations - with 20 percent of its flights cancelled. However other French airports could see delays in takeoff and landing, and anyone who has a flight booked is advised to check with their airline.

On the railways there is again severe disruption, with fewer trains running than in recent days as more train drivers and SNCF staff follow the call to join protests.