📩 10/12/2018 15:49
The strike in France also spread to airports after the railways: Airport workers also participated in strikes across the country, organized to protest labor law reform in France.
Airport employees also participated in strikes across the country, organized to protest labor law reform in France. Entrances of Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport were blocked by unions protesting the labor law. The action, in which hundreds of airport officials took part, took an hour. The strikes launched against the changes that the government is trying to make in the labor law continue to grow.
Railroad and metro workers had previously participated in strikes across the country, organized to protest labor law reform in France. 2016 days before the Euro 3 Football Championship, the strike of airports employees will affect the transportation negatively.
The government's draft law on parliament's lower wing without voting will come to the Senate's agenda this month.
French state railway company SNCF has announced that 60 percent of the high-speed train services and one third of the other flights can be made.
Due to the shortage of fuel in the country with the refinery workers going on strike, the public preferred railroads in recent weeks.
Strikes launched against the changes the government wanted to make in the labor law had already spread to the transport sector. The inclusion of railway workers has paralyzed transportation in the country. In many regions trains reduced expeditions. Air France pilots decided to participate in long-term strikes. The authorities of the 360 trade union, the train of the pre-Euro 2016 train, the Paris Metro, and the flights to the airport are also considered by the authorities.
The unions think that the strikes, which started on June 10 and started shortly before the one-month Euro 2016 football championship, will be effective for the government to withdraw the bill.
While successive strikes affect life negatively in the country, they are also hit hard by the country's economy. Protesting groups that prevented access to oil refineries have succeeded in signing “no gasoline” signs at numerous fuel stations by disabling gasoline arriving at fuel stations.
Workers rose in France when the government announced that it would change the "labor law" without a parliamentary vote. The country's leading trade unions, professional organizations, and students had decided to take action and strike. Workers argue that by law, layoffs will increase, working hours will increase, and overtime wages will decrease.
WORKERS AGAINST THE EXTENSION OF MESAI HOURS
The new draft law, which includes extensive changes about workers and employers, almost challenges workers. The bill is; daily working hours are increased from 10 hours to 12, while part-time employees are reduced to a minimum of 24 hours a week. Employers who demand changes in the employment contract will be dismissed, while employers will be given less pay overtime. In addition, employers will have full authority to increase workers' working hours and lower their salaries.
Meanwhile, the Confederation of the General Trade Unions (CGT) pioneered strikes, while President François Hollande is also targeted at criticism arrows. CGT has more than 720 thousand members. Strikes are more concentrated in ports, oil refineries and railways.
French state budget secretary Christian Eckert stated that the damage caused by the strikes to the economy is too early to be fully determined, and that the damage to the economy of the 5 large refinery center is only around 40-45 million euros per week.
FEEL OF SEPTEMBER
According to the analysis of the BBC, the most important period in terms of social movements regardless of who is in power in France is September. This month is a month when the July (those who go on holiday in July) and the Augusters (those who go on holiday in August) finally return to the cities, start their work, open schools and express all dissatisfaction by the unions. Giant strikes, demonstrations, marches are held in September.
It is worried that strikes and actions will continue throughout the tournament. Pilots of French Airlines Air France had decided to strike on Friday when the tournament would begin. It is stated that the big protest action that was decided on 14 June will create an additional burden to the police trying to provide security in the tournament.