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Airport workers strike several flights in Paris

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Caroline Pilies

Paris — Airport workers strike at Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Paris' major international airport, on Friday, canceling about 10% of flights And more confusion to the early summer trip.

Many ground staff have protested in front of one terminal demanding a large salary increase to relieve the pain of high inflation.

Airport operator ADP told Reuters that it expects 100 flights to be canceled, 50 to arrive and depart, and 50 to depart in a day.

Some passengers lined up in the terminal as they tried to make other arrangements, while others arrived early for fear of confusion.

"We have been here since 3 o'clock this morning and are still waiting. Mr. Tornier of the Philippines, who booked a flight to Cancun, Mexico, told Reuters.

Living expenses Rising is hurting households across Europe. UK inflation reached 9.1% last month, the highest in 40 years, threatening strikes and industrial activity by workers in transportation services, schools, postal services and hospitals as a whole. [NL8N2YF47V]

Thousands of BT call centers and engineering staff are the latest in a wave of industry-wide labor disputes that threatens the summer turmoil on Thursday. Voted to strike for better wage demands in.

Scandinavian Airlines SAS and its pilots paralyze much of the work of troubled airlines at midnight We had a final negotiation on Friday to avoid a strike from.

In Paris, gate agent Nadia Gabruch said there was a serious staff shortage.

"Even when I'm on vacation, I get a phone call every day and ask if I want to work," said Gabruch, who earns 1,800 euros ($ 1,882) a month from 20 years of work. ..

ADP and its union signed a low-wage contract last year after the COVID-19 crisis struck the travel industry. But workers say the economic situation has changed.

The union is demanding a net salary increase of € 300 per month, an amount rejected by the companies involved.

Government spokesman Olivia Grégoire told LCI that "discussion was planned next week to find a solution to this crisis."

($ 1 = 0.9563 euros)

(Report by Caroline Palliez, Lucien Libert, Benoit Van Overstraeten, edited by Richard Lough and Emeria Sithole-Matarise)