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Large-scale transport strikes have begun in Europe: in which countries and when will flights be canceled?

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Large-scale transport strikes have begun in Europe: in which countries and when will flights be canceled?

In May, a new wave of strikes in rail and air transportation will hit Europe. Delays and cancellations are expected. Find out in more detail in which countries and on what dates transportation disruptions are possible

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Transportation strikes are a frequent occurrence in Europe as workers fight for better working conditions and higher wages. May will not be an exception, as euronews.travel reports that a number of countries have already announced strikes for certain dates. We'll tell you where and when to expect delays and flight cancellations in the article below.


Railroad and airport strikes in the UK


 Members of the ASLEF trade union have planned a major strike to disrupt the operations of 14 railroad companies in England. Train delays and cancellations are expected from May 7 to 9. However, at the same time, a general strike against overtime will last until May 11, which means that there may be disruptions in transport until the end of the week.


Also, from May 9 to 13, a strike will be held at the largest airport in the UK, namely London Heathrow. Negotiations are currently underway with nearly 800 employees from various departments who may leave due to outsourcing plans.


Meanwhile, the previously planned strike at Gatwick Airport was canceled, so employees will return to work as usual.


Strike at the airport in Iceland


Employees of Iceland's largest airport, Keflavik, are planning to strike from May 9 to 12 if their labor dispute is not resolved. It is expected that the planned series of four-hour stoppages from 4 to 8 a.m. daily will result in flight delays. 




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Railroad strikes in Italy


Italy will hold national and regional rail strikes. On May 10, strikes will be held in Naples, on May 17 - in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, and on May 27-28 - in Liguria.


A nationwide strike will take place on May 19 and will affect Trenitalia and Trenord services. Train drivers will be on strike for almost a day.


Strikes by flight attendants in France


French flight attendants from the SNPNC-FO and CGT unions are threatening to strike from May 8 to 12. It is expected that 90 percent of flight attendants will participate in the strike, which will directly affect the flights of the Spanish airline Vueling.


We remind you! This summer, France will host the Olympic Games, which will open outside the stadium for the first time in history. This approach from the organizers makes local authorities seriously consider security. Read this article to find out what measures are planned to be introduced in Paris during the sporting events and what else tourists planning a trip to France in the summer need to know.


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