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To the attention of tourists. Where strikes are expected in Europe in February: buses and subways will stop, flights will be canceled

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Where strikes are expected in Europe in February 2024. Source: Unsplash

Strikes are now a regular occurrence in Europe as workers in various industries fight for better working conditions. Usually, such rallies are planned in advance, but sometimes things can go wrong.

EuroNews has gathered all the information about the strikes planned for February. They will take place in countries popular with tourists.

UK: train drivers announce another strike

Members of the Aslef union have announced a strike and a ban on overtime from January 30 to February 5. This will affect various tour operators, including Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Trains, GTR, LNER, Southeastern, SWR, and TransPennine Trains.

To the attention of tourists. Where strikes are expected in Europe in February: buses and subways will stop, flights will be canceled

The workers have been in a long-running dispute over wages, which have not been raised in five years. According to the RMT union, strikes will also take place in London on February 19-20 and March 4-5.

Germany: airport security strikes

Germany was preparing for a strike on February 1, which led to flight cancellations and delays at major airports. More than a third of the flights were jeopardized.

To the attention of tourists. Where strikes are expected in Europe in February: buses and subways will stop, flights will be canceled

Hamburg Airport and Berlin-Brandenburg Airport reported that all flights were canceled on Thursday. Arrivals may also be affected. Cologne-Bonn advised passengers to check the status of their flight before traveling to the airport.

Nationwide strike of transport workers in Germany

On February2, buses, trams, and subways in Germany came to a standstill as members of the Verdi union took to the streets due to a lack of staff. The strike took place just a few days after the drivers ended a week-long walkout. "Indefinite strikes" could hit Germany's rail network in the coming months if a deal is not reached by the March 3 deadline.

To the attention of tourists. Where strikes are expected in Europe in February: buses and subways will stop, flights will be canceled

Finland: airports to be affected by strikes

Members of the Finnish JHL trade union, which includes about 12,000 airport workers, announced a 48-hour strike on February 1-2.

To the attention of tourists. Where strikes are expected in Europe in February: buses and subways will stop, flights will be canceled

National carrier Finnair said the protest would have a significant impact on flights. If you have a flight booked for the period from January 31 to February 3, the airline will allow you to depart earlier or postpone your trip until March 15. It is not yet known which flights will be canceled or delayed. Other services such as ground handling are also expected to be affected, causing additional delays for passengers.

France: seven-month strike could affect the Olympics in Paris

To the attention of tourists. Where strikes are expected in Europe in February: buses and subways will stop, flights will be canceled

Disruptions are expected in the Ile-de-France bus and metro networks as the CGT-RATP has announced a seven-month strike from February 5 to September 9. Employees of the state-owned transportation company say they are protesting over wages. Strikes may take place during the 2024 Paris Olympics if no agreement is reached.

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