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Without getting embroiled in the politics, this is a list of strikes planned for the coming weeks. Check, double check and even triple check travel plans as strikes can come at any time, causing chaos for travellers.

If you hear of anything else, please do let us know : laura@anglophone-direct.com


Thursday 14th November- national strike for Finances Publiques


Late November – potential strike of UK postal services (may affect postal votes for 12th December general election)


Thursday 5th December – national strike

Inter-professional strike organised by the trade unions against the retirement reforms

Sectors likely to be affected:

  • National education (state schools) from primary to university, including cantines, guarderies and crèches
  • Public transport (you can check train disruptions 24/48h in advance here), including air traffic and customs control
  • Public services : waste collection, post services, job centre, government officials
  • Private sector : banks, shops, media, tourism…

Be prepared for widespread disruption and street protests. Stay up to date with the latest developments here.

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