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This website: http://www.cestlagreve.fr/ has information on most of the strikes. With a little bit of google translate, you can search by tag for the trains or other types of transport. And as the commenter below pointed out, there is even an app. If you are worried about the trains in Paris, for example, search by "RATP", "SNCF", or "Paris". For the ...


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Source: French, 32 years of living in France. First of all, while we French have a reputation for going on strikes often, it is actually quite disproportionate. For example, I have myself not participated to a single strike, ever, and few of my friends have. I have, however, experienced a few :) The strikes are more frequent in certain domains of ...


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Nationwide strikes have become more common in the last couple of years but they seldom last that long. Last week's strike was the last one in a series but with 8 days it was the longest in many years. Also, I have travelled during strikes. It's a bit more difficult because you have to be prepared for delays, crowded trains, and impromptu announcements in ...


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I am not aware of a site targeted for strikes only, the best alternative to get fresh news from people in the aviation business is Airliners.net. There is a forum with thousands of people from all airlines and other aviation companies all around the world, they will keep you updated not only about strikes but about everything.


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It is unpredictable if there will be a strike on June 21st. However, based on experience from past strikes, I wouldn't worry too much if you are somewhat flexible regarding either departure or arrival. Not all train drivers participate in the strike, and the affected train operator (Deutsche Bahn) has managed each time to publish a reduced timetable ahead ...


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Maybe; AFAIK, It is a pilot strike then there is a big chance that the plane will be grounded. "... They plan a 48-hour strike from 00:01 on 22 August until 23.59 on 23 August, and a 72-hour strike from 00:01 on 2 September until 23.59 on 4 September..." "It’s highly likely though that some flights will not take off, and passengers who have booked flights, ...


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For the mid-May 2016 strikes, you're in luck. As detailed on the Eurostar status update page: Planned strike action in France from Tuesday 17th of May 20.00 CET to Thursday 19th of May 2016 20.00 CET. ... Onward connections within France may also be affected by this action, and we would encourage all customers to check onward travel plans with the ...


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Hard to say in general. Not all strikes stop all trains. Some will stop only local trains or only international trains. Other strikes will be more general and make all train travel impossible. Mostly you can only be sure on the day, as mostly the train companies only know on the day whether they have to cancel the trains. If you have the flexibility to ...


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There doesn't seem to be a comprehensive list of airport strikes, because: There isn't a centralized union for airport employees in Europe Different parts of the airport can go on strike: baggage handlers, security, pilots, traffic controllers, taxi drivers, cleaning personnel, etc The level of disruption is highly variable: not every strike causes a full ...


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There seems to be no dedicated site displaying French Strikes, but the below information may be useful. Strikes (les grèves) in France affect public transport services fairly often. Here are some useful sites for up-to-the-minute information during France's industrial disputes and manifestations. Click here to view the useful links - there are too many ...


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Unfortunately I think there is no governemental website listing all planned strikes. Most of the time, we know upcoming strikes just a few days ahead with the news (TV, web, etc). So your best bet is to go directly to the public transport websites, generally they have to inform users about strikes, or even call them directly. For your second question, ...


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Using google maps directions I found this option using the bus network: Google map link. It involves four buses: 821 to Merchtem, 245 onwards to Dendermonde, 28 to Wetteren and finally number 34 to Gent. It seems that the latest option for this route starts at 18:16 making it hard to catch with a flight arriving 17:55. (If I remember correctly Brussels is ...


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I would suggest Twitter as a source for this kind of information - anything that will be significant (not very small region but the whole country) will be easy to find there. https://twitter.com/search?q=france+strike for example will find a fair number of articles about the SNCF strike that you're referring to, as well as some recent past strikes.


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Usually, half a day of work is 4 hours in some companies. So it could mean that the strike duration will be just a bit less than half a day so that workers on strike haven't not more than half a day removed from their pay... Having said that, I think it is more related to the way the event management program is set. The person who input the strike event ...


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I recommend checking out the below links. Hopefully these will tell you what you need to know. Link 1:Shows a categorical view of current planned strikes in Italy in the local public transport sector You will need to translate the page, if you are in Google Chrome, you will be automatically prompted to do so. If not, go to google translate website and ...


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I'd suggest using South Eastern to get to London first, either Charing Cross or London Bridge. You can then either get the Southern Train direct from London Bridge (which will be packed), the Gatwick Express from Victoria, or a National Express coach from Victoria Coach Station (which takes longer, but might be more reliable...) The coach departs at 7:30 ...


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Strikes are often arranged by the union leaders to begin at X:01 so that the workers have to arrive, so that in turn they have workers on hand to picket.


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If you can afford it the best option is to rent a car. This is what I ended up doing. I was a bit worried that there would be no cars left due to the strike but I guess people need to get to the airport then too. Anyway I booked one in advance and found it in the midst of an ocean of other rentals.


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