New France Pension Strike Cancels All Bulgarian FlightsBusiness | October 28, 2010, Thursday // 12:57| views
French aviation officials predict half of flights at Paris Orly airport will be canceled and 30% at other airports. Photo by EPA/BGNES
All flights from Bulgaria to France have been canceled as French unions and protesters are mounting another day of strikes and action over the government's pension reform.
The airlines, servicing the flights – Wizz Air, Air France and Bulgaria Air – urged their passengers to get up-to-date information about the status of the flights to and from France through their websites.
Thursday will be the seventh day of action since the beginning of the dispute over pension reform.
Protest leaders are aiming to organize marches in about 100 French towns and cities, in concert with strikes by public sector unions.
Aviation officials predict half of flights at Paris Orly airport will be canceled and 30% at other airports.
Trains, post offices, schools and public services will all be affected again.
Union leaders say they will also pursue the protest in other ways.
The National Assembly, France's lower house, voted the bill to raise the pension age by two years, from 60 to 62 by 336 votes for to 233 against.
The upper house, the Senate, backed the bill by 177 votes to 151 on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Francois Fillon sought to draw a line under the protests, urging opponents to respect the will of parliament.
The strike actions are expected to be renewed on November 6.
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