Paris airport workers may strike

Workers at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport in Paris may strike after over 70 Muslim workers were stripped of security badges.

Submitted by Mike Harman on November 13, 2006

Security clearance was removed due to suspected links with Islamic extremist and other fundamentalist groups, and seven of the workers were in court on Wednesday, having demanded to see the evidence against them from the French Government, which has refused to detail any of the evidence against the workers stripped of clearance since it might compromise security sources.

The CGT union has called for a "total work stoppage" over the conditions under which the badges were withdrawn. Unions at the airport have filed discrimination complaints in addition to the individual legal measures by ten workers.