Protests in France and Italy Bring Air Chaos

World | June 3, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00

French air traffic controllers joined a nationwide strike Tuesday in protest of pension reforms that should cancel 80% of scheduled flights to and from France. Meanwhile Italy's Alitalia cabin crews staged a four-hour strike against plans to reduce cabin crew staffing. At least 200 flights were cancelled. Members of six French rail unions also stopped work.

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