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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote tonisdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/April/2015 at 12:52
Originally posted by Corcovada Corcovada wrote:

Full marks go to Jayjan for stating the obvious and missing the humour in my post! After all, with two school children in the party, we are trying desperately hard to keep our spirits up. I found your post "stupid" and unhelpful. If anyone has something constructive to say on the subject, that would be most welcome.


After being offered a free week in a 5* star hotel I too would be trying desperately hard to keep my spirits up....Not.
My heart bleeds for you.
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French air traffic controller union SNCTA has confirmed that the threat of strike action on April 16-18 has been lifted.
I hate how peopleï compare Frank Zappa to God. I mean, he's cool and great and nice and everything, but he's no Zappa.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/April/2015 at 13:59
Whilst that is good news, there's some bad to follow it.
This from 'The Independent' newspaper...
"...French air-traffic controllers planned a three-day stoppage beginning on 16 April. At the end of a day of negotiation, the union announced via its Facebook account that this threat had been lifted - but it insisted a four-day strike from 29 April to 2 May could still go ahead."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/April/2015 at 20:46
Things are never so bad that they can't be worse.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Corcovada Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/April/2015 at 22:58
DICEYUK, thank you so much for the update.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/April/2015 at 11:03
Originally posted by Jock Jock wrote:

Things are never so bad that they can't be worse.


It's bein' so cheerful what keeps 'im goin'...



(From one grumpy old man to another)
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Cheers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyrman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/January/2016 at 10:08
Glad no-one seems to have been affected by the French ATC strike on Tue Jan 26 (2016) ... I was flying Faro to Edinburgh without a hitch and most destinations in UK, coastal Holland and further north seemed to escape the many cancellations.

Will there be another one at easter we wonder ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DICEYUK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/March/2016 at 19:19
Another one started today (20th march) for 3 days

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3501538/EasyJet-British-Airways-passengers-face-cancellations-French-air-traffic-control-workers-launch-three-day-strike.html
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One of an ongoing series of anti-government strikes affecting the public sector in France. The proposed abolition of the guaranteed 35 hour week seems to be one problem.

No-one works 35 hours of course, but you get 25% more for every extra hour worked over 35.

There is a national strike scheduled for 31st March, which will no doubt have similar knock-on effects all over the place.

Here's a list en français of various strikes in that country

http://www.cestlagreve.fr/
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Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

One of an ongoing series of anti-government strikes affecting the public sector in France. The proposed abolition of the guaranteed 35 hour week seems to be one problem.

No-one works 35 hours of course, but you get 25% more for every extra hour worked over 35.


I frequently visited my Companys' office in Paris and not only did they only have to work 35 hours, they got 60 days holiday a year & 3 months paternity leave when their wives had a baby. Not only that but people doing the same job as me (who was working at least 60hrs a week with only 26 days holiday) got roughly the same wages.
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had a few clients in today who went to airport and then came back as no flights
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Ah France ! The beauties of a socialist government ! 
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Don't we all 'love' the French?
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