Recent labor unrest at BAA managed airports in the United Kingdom may results in strikes that will cripple aviation traffic in January. At this time 24-hour strikes are scheduled for January 7, 14 and a 48-hour strike is scheduled to start early morning on January 17th. Heathrow, Gatwick and 5 other UK airports would be affected by the strikes. See this BBC article for more information.
A 36-hour strike conducted by several rail unions will start Tuesday evening next week (December 11, 2007). On Wednesday bus and subway workers in Paris plan to join the strike.
Although no on is sure how many will join the strike, it is expected to hinder rail traffic througout the country. The action by the Paris bus and subway workers will paralyze traffic in the City of Light on Wednesday.