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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


Friday 14th December – national strike Grande journée d’actions’.

The following industries are likely to be affected:

  • National education (state schools)
  • Public transport (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.


Tuesday 20th November – national nurses and Pôle Emploi (job centre) strikes


Saturday 17th November – national strike against the rising price of petrol (see map below)


Monday 12th November – national schools’ strike (collèges, lycées & écoles agricoles)


Map showing organised blockades for the 17th November

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