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French airport strike to continue

media Lyon's Saint-Exupéry airport StefanLD/Creative Commons

Delays and flight cancellations look set to continue in France’s airports after security personnel voted to continue their strike, which started on Friday.

All flights were cancelled on Sunday morning at Lyon’s Saint Exupéry airport, where the strike has won most support, and management predicted that half the flights would not take off in

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the afternoon.

Unions called for the strike to continue into Monday after a first, abortive meeting with representatives of Sesa, the body representing airport security employers.

The bosses made no concrete proposals on the strikers’ demand for wage rises, just promising to negotiate if the strike ended, union negotiators said, adding that they walked out after only 30 minutes.

The strike has had most effect at Lyon, Paris’s Charles de Gaulle and Toulouse.

Lyon airport management has called on Brink’s, which employs the strikers there, to find a way out of the conflict

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