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French Taxi, Aviation Strikes Threaten Travel Chaos Tuesday

  • Aviation authorities ask airlines to reduce flights by 20%
  • Civil servants striking over lost buying power, reforms
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Travel across France threatens to be difficult Tuesday as taxi drivers and air traffic controllers join a strike called by three major unions representing France’s 5 million civil servants.

France’s civil aviation authority asked airlines to cut their flights by 20 percent Tuesday as two unions representing air traffic controllers called for a 24-hour strike ending Wednesday morning to demand higher pay and pensions.