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French airports, railway to face disruption in anti-labour law strike Thursday

media A previous demonstration against the labour law Reuters/Charles Platiau

About 20 percent of flights in and out of Paris's Orly airport will be cancelled on Thursday 28 April and the rail link to Paris Charles De gaulle will be disrupted due to a one-day general strike against the government's proposed labour law. for the fourth time in two months, workers, students and school students will demonstrate againt the law.

France's air traffic authority has told airlines to cancel 20 per cent of flights because a number of airline employees and air traffic controllers have indicated that they will join the strike.

At Charles De Gaulle there will probably be delays but no cancellations, officials said.

Air France says it will maintain all its long-haul flights and all flights to Charles De Gaulle but only 80 percent of domestic flights and those to Orly.

There will also be disruption of Paris regional transport with half the trains between Paris and Charles De Gaulle airport cancelled.

Buses and trams are expected to run "more or less normally".

France's rail network suffered delays and cancellations on Tuesday because of a national rail strike.

Thursday is the fourth day of mobilisation against the labour law, which has run into major opposition from militant labour and students' groups despite some concessions by the government.

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