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Second day of air traffic controllers strike in France

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Staff Writer | March 7, 2017
The strike by French air traffic controllers entered its second day on Tuesday forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights to, from and over France.
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Air traffic controllers from the UNSA union have downed tools at Brest, Bordeaux and Aix-en-Provence airports as part of their four-day strike that began on Monday.

On Tuesday the strike also involved controllers at Nice and Marseille airports.

But it’s not just those airports that are affected with the industrial action, motivated by a dispute over working times and conditions, having a knock-on effect across the country.

French aviation authorities say around 25 percent of flights to, from, or over the south of France are affected and that number rises to 33 percent for the west of the country. It comes after around 375 flights were cancelled on Monday.

That meant airlines including easyJet, Ryanair and Air France have all had to scrap flights.

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