British airline easyJet is expected to respond to demands for higher pay from French unions by early next week at the latest, a union representative said on Thursday. Air France's unionized workers have given notice to strike from Dec. 22 to Jan. 2, while Britain's Border Force is also expected to strike, potentially disrupting transit times. The SNPNC union statement comes after an hours-long meeting between easyJet and the SNPNC and UNAC near Paris.
Buying out China’s stake was inevitable but the government still has the onerous task of finding committed investors
Europe's STOXX 600 index slipped in cautious trading on Tuesday as a fall in technology and chemicals stocks offset a rally in commodity-linked shares spurred by hopes that Beijing could ease COVID-19 curbs following recent protests. China issued a notice to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations for the elderly as a senior health official said public complaints about the country's pandemic-related curbs stem from overzealous implementation rather than from the measures themselves.