"One out... all out" Labor Strikes - Greves Tip by sourbugger

Labor Strikes - Greves, Paris: 13 reviews and 8 photos

  Another Paris that doesn't work very often.
by sourbugger

Mrs Thatcher would be turning in her grave with the power that the public service unions exert in Paris. Barely a month seems to go by without one group or another airing their greivances in public.

A good strike should consist of a bunch of men standing around a warming brazier and shouting 'SCAB' at the the strike breakers. Strikes in Paris are a far more serious affair in a nation that loves a good riot.

Take, for example, what took place on the day the IOC visited to assess the city for it's olympic bid : (from BBC news)

"Much of the Paris metro and bus system was at a standstill, half of all flights to the city's two airports were cancelled or delayed, and post office and government offices were closed."

Have a quike browse on the internet before you go, transport stikes could cause you serious problems, but other services should not affect your visit - who ever heard of waiters going on strike ?

Address: Paris

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  • Updated May 17, 2013
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