Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Toujours en Grève (Always on Strike)
Not much to love about Paris today. It's rainy and cold, and the transit strike continues unabated. Public opinion towards the strikers remains cool. Now the public sector employees have gone on strike as well although I'm not sure for how long. They aren't striking in solidarity, just to protest their own grievances including job cuts and stalled wages. So no school for the French kids, no mail, no garbage pickup. I read also that some tobacco shop owners have closed their doors to protest new restrictions on smoking set to take place January 1. For now, I'm curled up with a cup of tea and The Count of Monte Cristo.