Royal Air Maroc Cancels Flights From, To France Amid Ongoing Strike
Due to the ongoing strike in France, the national airline of Morocco, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), stated today that it will be canceling additional flights from and to that nation.
According to a tweet from Royal Air Maroc, “We are compelled to cancel some flights on April 1st, from and to France, due to the strike notice of the civil service, announced by the unions of the French DGAC.”
In the same threat, RAM encouraged travelers to visit its website to learn about some options in case their travel arrangements were to be made right away.
“We offer several solutions to our dear passengers affected by these cancellations, which can be consulted on the following link,” Royal Air Maroc wrote.
En raison du Préavis de grève de la fonction publique, relayé par les syndicats de la DGAC Française, nous sommes contraints de procéder à l'annulation de quelques vols le 1er Avril, en provenance et à destination de France. pic.twitter.com/HgLSByoNqh
— Royal Air Maroc (@RAM_Maroc) March 31, 2023
Due to the current workers’ strike against the contentious pension reforms implemented by the French government, flights into and out of France have recently experienced significant disruptions.
After Macron’s administration announced intentions to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, claiming the urgent need to address the issue of declining state revenues, strikes broke out.
The choice caused a great deal of public outrage and sparked a national backlash from French labor unions. The resulting strikes affected a variety of industries, including airport employees who work for the government. Workers from the railway industry have likewise joined demonstrations opposing the reform.
Concerns are mounting over the crippling effect the protests could have on France’s national economy. In response to the wave of protests, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised interview last week that his government will continue to push through the reform regardless of public outcry.