Air traffic controllers in France are staging a day of industrial action in the form of strikes; the 53rd day of strikes by the profession this year. Rather than attempting to canvas higher pay, controllers are protesting against new legislation (passed on 15 November) requiring them to declare their intention to strike at least 48 hours in advance. This new law realigns air traffic controllers’ right to strike with other air transport workers, who must also individually declare their intentions two days before commencing industrial action. In an attempt to mitigate disruption, the French civil aviation authority (DGAC) has instructed

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