罢工影响法国铁路和航空旅行 Strikes Hit French Rail and Air Travel

23 September, 2010

法国工会对政府提高退休年龄的计划发起第二轮抗议活动。星期四的罢工减缓了上万名火车和空中旅客的旅行,并使全国各地的学校受到干扰。

两个星期前,一百多万人就对这个退休措施举行了抗议活动。工会星期四早上表示希望这次的抗议活动规模会更大。工会领导人说,法国全国范围内计划举行230多场抗议活动。

法国只有不到一半的火车运行正常,而且预计巴黎的两个主要机场会有大量的航班被取消。

这个把最低退休年龄从60岁提高到62岁的法案本月早些时候在法国众议院获得通过。参议院定于十月初通过这项法案。

French trade unions have launched a second round of protests against a government plan to raise the retirement age. Thursday's strikes slowed travel for thousands of rail and air passengers and disrupted schools across the country.

retirement measure, and unions voiced hope early Thursday of an even bigger day of protests.Union leaders said more than 230 demonstrations were planned nationwide Thursday.

Fewer than half the national trains were running normally, and major cancellations were expected at Paris' two main airports.

The bill to increase the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 passed France's lower house of parliament earlier this month and the upper house is set to approve it in early October.