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French airport workers strike for higher wages in inflation

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Paris (AP) —Flights from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and other French airports on Friday as airport workers went on strike and protested to demand a salary increase to keep up with inflation. Faced with confusion.

Labor behavior is the latest issue hitting airports around the world this summer, as travel has revived after two years of virus regulation.

French airports are largely immune to the recent turmoil in London, Amsterdam and other European and American cities. But on Friday, strike workers tried to pay attention to the pain of inflation on strike on the first big day of France's domestic summer travel season.

French civil aviation authorities say 17% of scheduled flights from Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports were canceled between 7am and 2pm. I did. Friday, mainly short-haul routes.

Protests were planned at both airports, and airport authorities in Paris warned of possible terminal entry, check-in, passport management, and possible delays at security stations.

The union said the strike could last until Sunday.

According to French media reports, airport workers in Paris have called for a 6% increase back to January 1, and management has proposed a 3% increase. Charles de Gaulle airport firefighters are also on strike with specific salary demands, forcing the airport to close several runways.