Strike action forces cancellation of Auteuil fixture

Strike action forces cancellation at Auteuil By Scott Burton 1:31PM 28 FEB 2017

THE first meeting of the year in Paris was abandoned at Auteuil on Tuesday after officials failed to reach agreement with union representatives and employees who had occupied the parade ring.

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The protest was organised to highlight a number of grievances including concern over the future of Saint-Cloud and Maisons-Laffitte as well as proposed contractual changes.

France Galop director general Olivier Delloye led negotiations with union leaders for almost two hours but no significant progress was made.

Four of Tuesday's races have been added to Sunday's meeting at the track, though union leaders have not ruled out a repeat of Tuesday's action.

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