Oy. Another week, another strike. The fight against reform of the French retirement system continues even though the bill itself is working its way steadily through the legislative process. Public transport is once again predicted to be a mess today, and 30 to 50 percent of flights from CDG and Orly are cancelled. Moreover, the unions are calling for a renewable strike, one that can be extended each evening for the next day, depending upon their judgment about how effective their tactics are being in changing public opinion and ultimately the action of the government. Large numbers of the French people (almost 70 percent) say that they are in favor of the actions of the strikers although the numbers are expected to weaken if a strike endures.
Sorry about the quality of the photo; I caught this shot on the back of an electricity panel and apparently the glue made the poster wrinkle.