General Strike planned for Thursday 16th November

After several, nationwide strikes over the past few months, trade unions are calling for continued action. They are planning another general strike on Thursday 16th November to protest against the proposed reforms to the loi de travail (working regulations).

Protests include refusal of  the proposed reduction in housing benefits (5€ per month) and the removal of state-subsidised work contracts.

Both the private and public sector are likely to be affected, with more organisations joining the strike as the date approaches.

The following industries are likely to be affected:

  • National education (state schools)
  • Public transport, include airports and airlines (you can check train disruptions 24/48h in advance here)
  • Public services : waste collection, libraries, job centre, EDF, pompiers…
  • Private sector : banks, shops, media, tourism…

Be prepared for widespread disruption and keep informed of the latest developments here.

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