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23
Feb

France: March 22: Rail strike

Railway workers’ protest coincides with nationwide civil service strike Railway workers will stage a national strike in March 22, in protest against government plans to cut some of their benefits and privileges. The rail walkout coincides with a national day of protest organised by civil service unions over planned reforms that will see up to […]

22
Feb

Brussels: Police put section in lockdown: Not terrorism

Brussels lockdown: Belgian police seal part of capital in major security operation Street in southern Forest neighbourhood put on lockdown and armed police deployed Streets have been closed and an armed police unit deployed to a southern suburb of Brussels after reports of a possible murder. A police helicopter could be heard overhead in the […]

21
Feb

Air France Feb 22 Strike update

Air France will ground a significant number of flights Thursday because of a pay-related employee strike. The company said half of its long-haul flights from Paris would be canceled. Beyond that, Air France said about a quarter of its medium-haul flights to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle would be grounded. About 15% of shorter flights […]

13
Feb

Air France: strike planned for Feb 22

Unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground staff for Air France have called a one-day strike for 22 February. Ten unions have backed the strike call against a one-percent pay deal signed by a minority of unions and unilaterally imposed by management. The pay rise of one percent – 0.6 percent to be paid on […]

12
Feb

Fiji: Lau Group: Cyclone Gita

Tropical Cyclone Gita is expected to intensify to category 4 in the next 18 to 24 hours. Director, Fiji Meteorology Office, Ravind Kumar has advised all communities to be vigilant as a Tropical Cyclone Alert is now in force for the Southern Lau group Kumar says on its projected path, TC Gita is anticipated to […]

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