France. General and national strike on Thursday 13 April 2023.
Protests could multiply again on Thursday 13 April, with blockades on roads, in front of universities, at train stations and airports. If you use the train, there may be some disruption at the start of the week, because at the SNCF, rail workers are still on renewable strike.
Events will take place all over the country. And it is expected that by Friday 14 April, unions will support any strike, action or demonstration on that day.
Educational, health and local government facilities may close or offer reduced services, although emergency medical treatment is likely to continue. Private company staff may also take part in strikes, which will lead to disruptions and closures.
Previous mobilisations have caused delays to flights at French airports and to planes passing through French airspace. At several airports, including Paris-Orly (ORY), Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS), Bordeaux-Merignac (BOD), Marseille-Provence (MRS) and Nantes-Atlantique, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked airlines to reduce flight schedules by 20% to 25% in anticipation of these strikes. Following the strike days, affected airports can expect continued disruption while airlines readjust crews and aircraft and airports clear passenger congestion.
Airline operators are required to reduce their flight schedule for the 13th of April from 0400 UTC until 2159 UTC by 20% of movements initially scheduled at Toulouse Blagnac, Bordeaux Merignac and Nantes Atlantique airports. Minimum Service will be implemented in all French ACCs and APPs from the evening of 12th April until the morning of 14th April 2023.