France: French unions call for national rail strikes on July 6 and new strike calls for Paris airports 

The national rail strike is planned for Wednesday, July 6th. The following weekend is usually one of the busiest weekends on the railways as families depart for summer holidays.

The strike covers employees on SNCF, and will not affect city public transport services such as the Paris Metro, although some of Paris’ regional RER and Transilien services are run by SNCF.

Air travel in France has already been hit by strike action as airport employees and flight attendants have filed strike notices.

Workers’ unions at Paris airports have called for strikes this month. New strikes have been suggested for: July 8-10 and July 13-17.

Flight delays and cancelations are possible during the strike periods. Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flights.