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Transport collapse in Europe: where to expect massive strikes in February

Strikes in Europe are causing instability in public transportation and other industries. In particular, a large number of strikes are scheduled for February in various EU countries, which can significantly complicate the lives of residents and tourists. Find out more about where strikes will take place in February 2024

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Strikes have been a frequent phenomenon in European countries lately, as workers demand higher wages and better working conditions. These actions can be planned in advance or announced at the last minute, Euronews reports. 


That is why before traveling, you should check whether strikes have been announced in the country you are planning to visit. 


We tell you where and when to expect large-scale strikes in February.


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United Kingdom


In the UK, rail workers are planning strikes throughout the month at various companies, including Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Trains, GTR, LNER, Southeastern, SWR, and TransPennine Trains. 


On February 19-20, a strike is planned in the London Underground, and if the government does not respond to the demands, workers will go on strike again on March 4-5.




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Germany


In Germany, a large-scale strike by Lufthansa ground staff scheduled for February 7 may cause disruptions at airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Dusseldorf.


France


In France, transportation problems are also expected due to strikes. The CGT-RATP trade union warns of possible disruptions in the bus and subway networks. Employees' demands remain unfulfilled.

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