Ha, ha, ha, that’s a cute legal claim

Four of Europe’s biggest airlines have joined forces in a fight against striking French air traffic controllers, demanding European authorities step in and help a sector that is “on the point of meltdown”.

British Airways owner International Airlines Group, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air today submitted complaints to the European Commission.

French industrial action restricts the fundamental principle of freedom of movement within the EU, the airline quartet claim.

No lorry driver can ever strike as that damages the free movement of goods, no ISP can ever go bust as that disrupts the free movement of services…..

7 thoughts on “Ha, ha, ha, that’s a cute legal claim”

  1. Can’t see this has legs. Freedom of movement isn’t about getting into another country. It is about the right to remain once you have got there. The French strikers are hardly stopping anyone remaining anywhere.

  2. US had the same problem, few years back, didn’t it? Their solution was to fire all the ATCs & hire some new ones IIRC. If you’re calling it an optional service, then you need options. Competition for the jobs is good enough.

  3. “The French strikers are hardly stopping anyone remaining anywhere.”

    Err, not really…

  4. @Alex, July 28, 2018 at 10:29 am

    The French strikers are hardly stopping anyone remaining anywhere.

    They’re striking in solidarity with the Remainers

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