French air traffic controllers strike against EU plans
Half of flights serving France's big cities have been cancelled, as air-traffic controllers begin a three-day strike to protest against EU plans to create a single European airspace.
The controllers say the Single European Sky (SES) project will affect public safety and their working conditions.
Walk-outs are expected to spread across Europe on Wednesday.
Francois Ballestero, political secretary for civil aviation at the European Transport Workers' Federation explained why the strike is taking place.
12 Jun 2013
- From the section Business