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France General Strike 04/10/2005  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

So it appears tomorrow will (me) see French people doing what they do best : abstain from working.

Strhaangely enough all unions are pushing for the aforemention strike :
http://www.radiofrance.fr/reportage/laune/?rid=235000144

Your thoughts ?

UTA  checkeredflag 


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

The French on strike?
Now, there's a really big surprise  Yeah sure



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2183 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

In all fairness, with the feeble amount of work you French do even when you are working, I seriously doubt the strike will affect national commerce all that greatly.  Smile


Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

well, it does affect me...
tommorow program :

so programme : 6h20 : leave from girlfriend's place
6h30 : Fetch a coworker of mine not far from her place.
6h40 : fetch girlfriend's coworkerette
then drhaa�ve to CDG and have breakfast at the PN canteen
Then drive to my workplace.

Leave early (around 4.30 PM in order to avoid too many trhaafic jams)

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Errrm, that was not exactly what you said.
Here is the unedited, adult version  Wink :


Poupinou - eyes burnt from watching the elcipse says:
so programme : 6h20 : leave from Poupinette's place
6h30 : Fetch Wally not far from Poupinettes's
6h40 : fetch Poupinette's tasty coworkerette
then drhaaïve to CDG and have breakfast at the PN canteen


UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

And Europe had the cheek to brand strikes as "The British Disease" at one time. Bring back Napoleon, he'll get the buggers working Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

:: look at calendar ::

Haven't we already had April 10th?  Smile



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 5):
Bring back Napoleon, he'll get the buggers working

Actually, he'll get them killed in action...

But that is what war heros do...

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

AeroWesty, you ugly American  Silly

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 8):
AeroWesty, you ugly American

:: curtsey ::



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
all unions are pushing

but what for really ? I mean is it just to show "strength" ?

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 2):
strike will affect national commerce

it will. it will reduce business of countless bistros, restaurants, bars and cantines. And it at the other hand will greatly incress petrol sales, as so many workers will drive to the demonstrations.


User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
see French people doing what they do best : abstain from working.

......so will they'll stay at home and not bother blockading Calais?  scratchchin 


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Thankfully I am off and do not have to deal with the risk of delayed flights.

Anyone know if this is only a one-day thing?



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3316 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
The French on strike?

Please abstain from easy generalisations.

The acute observer will have noted that the strike is called for a Tuesday.
Unusual, since a good strike should be either on Mondays, Fridays or Wednesdays. (extended weekend or perfect week split)
Conclusion: it is politically motivated, as in "high party politics", not as in "asking for better pay, more jobs".
Proof: it is called by the communists and (hardline) socialist unions.

Every participant is promised a small flag (rouge oblige), a fancy carton trumpet, a plastic cup of warm wine with lemon, and a hot dog with a democratic choice of ketchup or mustard.
The casual tourist could be confused thinking it is the Liverpool D gate fan club marching on a quiet day.

Expect some public services to be moderately disrupted as well as some big enterprises (Renault et al).
The big chess game in the run to the elections starts now !


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Anyone still interested in a world government? (see thread on Mandela)

No thanks, I'll pass.


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 926 times:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 14):
Anyone still interested in a world government?

-
well, it would be Bill Clinton as State-President and Dominique de Villepin as Prime Minister and Gerhard Schroeder as Foreign Minister


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 898 times:

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 12):
Anyone know if this is only a one-day thing?

Nah, they'd have to actually have a plan and stick to it for there to be a real answer to the question.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 15):
well, it would be Bill Clinton as State-President and Dominique de Villepin as Prime Minister and Gerhard Schroeder as Foreign Minister

This is scarier than the old joke about genetically engineering the world's most dangerous woman - Tonya Rodham Bobbit - she'll kick you in the nuts, cut your dick off and then make you wait weeks for medical treatment.



Where are all of my respected members going?
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 889 times:

So has the expected strike of April 10th commenced? Are there no baguettes? How are we stocked with Baba au Rhums?


International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 877 times:

It's 08:23 in Frhaance currently, and 707cmf is not at his desk.

Then again, he rarely is at work this early  Wink

UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 870 times:

707cmF was at his desk at 8.40 am...

But it does not mean I was on A.net at that time, or on MSN

Cheers,

707


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